Labs Sessions - Q2 2013

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   GG Labs Sessions are held each Friday after the Community Lunch, 
   starting at 2:00 p.m. and ending around 3:30 p.m.
   All are welcome to join in!
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Labs Sessions - 2nd Quarter 2013


MASTER LIST OF ON-GOING ACTIVITIES

  • Commissioning Items
    • BCS - Air Filter Gauges with OCD
    • BCS - Annex revised ductwork and airflow readings
    • BCS - Building pressurization by balance - summer/winter modes
    • BCS - Dickinson by Design Humidity Adventure - revise ventilation; monitor next summer
    • BCS - Training on trend logging using DDC
  • Labs Experiments
    • WATER - Rainwater Usage analysis at end of summer
    • WATER - Finalize plan for Measurement of in-ground tank volume/dipstick calibration
    • WASTE - Kirsten's Waste Watch
      • Trends & Goals / Policy communicated and easy to reference
    • BCS - The Earth Room Performance; optimize Earth Room exhaust fan
    • BCS - Cooling & Dehumidification M&V on coil
    • BCS - Trickle loop experiment on hold during extreme heat
    • ENERGY - Phase 2 - Summer measurements on refrigerator electrical usage and performance
    • Solar Oven - example

END OF LIST


Labs Session - Apr 5, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Flex Friday
    • Updated NV guidelines for spring 2013 (see Sep. 14, 2012 agenda)
      • Natural Ventilation Guidelines - NV Season - criteria for when to use NV guide
        • If the forecast high for the day is 70 deg F or greater and the current outside air temperature is 60 deg F or greater, then the NV Daily Worksheet should be used to determine if it is a NV day or not.
        • This is intended to prevent simultaneous heating and cooling (using the natural ventilation to cool the building down to or below our heating indoor set point).
      • sent guidelines to Tom
  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • Labs Planning for 2nd quarter
      • 1. RoofTop Farm Detroit communication plan - next week
      • 2. Work on Labs As-Builts: organize list and complete
      • 3. Finish research on energy comparison parameters for Peggy's reporting
      • 4. Finish outstanding items on As-Builts list
      • 5. Annex humidity observations (June-ish)
        • Blog - Edible Flowers
        • Journal - written notebook upstairs to record day-to-day tasks & documented on the wiki
        • Social Media: software - Buffer linked to Facebook & Twitter
        • RoofTop Tours managed and intentional
          • building tour or rooftop tour
          • size (number of people)
          • design of tour
        • Flickr for photos, U-Tube for videos
    • Master Plan for Labs As-Builts
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Go Tigers!!
  • Next Steps
    • Energy Reporting Standard (index to use for comparison; possibly improve waste/water) - Reporting for Continuous Cx
    • Labs Session 4/12/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - Apr 12, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Labs Annual Dewpoint Experiment 3.0 - Thurs., May 23, 2013 (meet at GG 5:00 p.m.)
    • Geeks On Loan (K 5/10,5/24; H 4/26-5/10; L 5/3; T ?)
    • Earth Tubes as only means of ventilation air dehumidification - not recommended
    • Air Quality Egg
      • For local time, subtract 4 hours
      • Temperature given in degrees C
      • CO given in ppb; divide by 1000 for ppm; approximate national average is 9 ppm
      • NO2 given in ppb; approximate national average is 53 ppb, or 0.053 ppm
      • National Ambient Air Quality Standards
  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • RoofTop Farm Detroit Communication Plan Outline - Farm will work with USL to finalize
      • Blog - dedicated to Edible Flowers
      • Journal - written notebook recording day-to-day tasks & documented electronically on the Wiki
      • Social Media - target once every 1-2 weeks
      • RoofTop Tours - managed and intentional
      • Flickr for photos, U-Tube for videos
    • Review GGSL_Communication_Plan (GG Labs)
    • Develop Master Plan for Labs As-Builts
      • Organization and final documentation
      • Categories of Body of Work
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Stay awake
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 4/19/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - Apr 19, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Confirm Labs Annual Dewpoint Experiment 3.0 - Thurs., May 23, 2013 (meet at GG 5:00 p.m.)
  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • Continue Master Plan for Labs As-Builts
      • Generally define each categories
      • Start classifying items on list
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Discuss field trip ideas - we need to measure something
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 4/26/2013 at 2:00 p.m.
    • For each category, what form should the documentation part take and how do we work with USL to achieve it

Labs Session - Apr 26, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Helen on loan
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • TBD
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 5/3/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - May 3, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Helen and Laurie on loan
    • No session held - individual work outside of GG
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • TBD
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 5/10/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - May 10, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Helen and Kirsten on loan
    • Building Controls
      • Cooling is not locked out when heating is active
      • Night cooling was coming on even last Fall when we were trying to heat the tanks for winter
      • Altherma can come on when solar is already heating system
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • TBD
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 5/17/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - May 17, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Building Controls - Solar Heating/Cooling
  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • Recap energy index metrics
    • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
    • El Moore Design Review Session planning
      • Fridays from 3-4 p.m. for 8-12 weeks
      • Starting in two weeks, 5/31/2013
      • Field trip to the El Moore second session
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Trash Audit - reschedule 5/31/13
    • Maker Space Ventilation field trip
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 5/24/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - May 24, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Kirsten on loan
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Recap/Analysis of Dewpoint 3.0 Results
    • Field trip to Maker Space - wall system progress
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 5/31/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - May 31, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Toledo Dewpoint Comparison
  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • Continue Labs As-Builts
    • Week 1 of El Moore Greens Near Zero Energy Design review - 3-4pm for the next 12 weeks or so
    • Near Zero Energy - Sustainable Design Schedule
      • Week 1 - Setting the Design Foundation - 5/31/13
      • Week 2 - Field Trip - 6/7/13
      • Week 3 - Envelope I - 6/14/13
      • Week 4 - Envelope II - 6/21/13
      • Week 5 - Windows and Doors
      • Week 6 - Thermal Modeling
      • Week 7 - Geothermal
      • Week 8 - Solar - Thermal
      • Week 9 - Solar - PV
      • Week 10 - Natural Ventilation
      • Week 11 - Lighting & Appliances
      • Week 12 - Energy Controls and Accountability
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 6/7/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - June 7, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Toledo Dewpoint Comparison planning starts next week
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Field Trip to the El Moore
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 6/14/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - June 14, 2013

  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • IEQ Sessions - Design: Building Envelope I
      • IEQ through good design, construction, and operating and maintenance practices
      • Views and the integration of natural and man-made elements
      • Provide thermal comfort with a maximum degree of personal control over temperature and airflow
      • Supply adequate levels of ventilation and outside air for acceptable indoor air quality
      • Prevent airborne bacteria, mold, and other fungi, as well as radon, through building envelope design that properly manages moisture sources from outside and inside the building, and with heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) system designs that are effective at controlling indoor humidity
      • Use materials that do not emit pollutants or are low-emitting
      • Assure acoustic privacy and comfort through the use of sound absorbing material and equipment isolation
      • Control disturbing odors through contaminant isolation and removal, and by careful selection of cleaning products
      • Create a high-performance luminous environment through the careful integration of natural and artificial light sources
      • Provide quality water.
    • More on radon
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 6/21/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - June 21, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Home of the Mud Hens
      • August 2, 2013 (NEW DATE); leave right after labs 4:00 p.m.
      • Tony Packo's original location for fine dining - Front St & Consaul
  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • IEQ Sessions - Design: Building Envelope II
      • Infiltration - Building Pressure - Air Sealing - Ventilation
      • IEQ through good design, construction, and operating and maintenance practices
      • Provide thermal comfort with a maximum degree of personal control over temperature and airflow
      • Supply adequate levels of ventilation and outside air for acceptable indoor air quality (Code, ASHRAE 62.2)
      • Prevent airborne bacteria, mold, and other fungi, as well as radon, through building envelope design that properly manages moisture sources from outside and inside the building, and with heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) system designs that are effective at controlling indoor humidity
    • Continue Labs As-Builts
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 6/28/2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Labs Session - June 28, 2013

  • Labs Updates
    • Dewpoint South Toledo - 8/2/2013 - working on ticket count
  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • IEQ Sessions - Design: Doors and Windows
      • IEQ through good design, construction, and operating and maintenance practices
      • Views and the integration of natural and man-made elements
      • Provide thermal comfort with a maximum degree of personal control over temperature and airflow (operable windows with policy for opening them)
      • Assure acoustic privacy and comfort through the use of sound absorbing material and equipment isolation
      • Create a high-performance luminous environment through the careful integration of natural and artificial light sources
  • Hands-On Activity
    • The Hokey Pokey
    • RoofTop Farm Detroit LLC Inaugural Ladybug Release Party
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 7/12/2013 at 2:00 p.m. - NO SESSION ON 7/5/2013

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