Labs Sessions - Q4 2011

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Performing scientific study to support sustainable stewardship of our Community and Earth. Seeking the truth of our actions and having fun doing it.

   GG Labs Sessions are held each Friday after the Community Commissioning Lunch, 
   starting at 1:30 p.m. and ending around 3:30 p.m., depending on the day's agenda.
   All are welcome to join in!

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Labs Sessions - 4th Quarter 2011


Labs Session - Sep 23, 2011

  • Labs Updates
    • Commissioning Progress
    • Labs
    • Experiments
      • Blower Door Test Design Session today
      • Solar Thermal Panel System Performance future
        • Fall Shoulder Season - September/October
        • Winter Season - January/February
        • Spring Shoulder Season - April/May
        • Summer Season - July/August
      • People's Choice Fall Experiment
  • Session Work
  • Hands-On Activity
    • To promote our "Science is not Scary" program
  • Food for Thought
  • Next Steps
    • Next Session Friday, 9/30/2011, at 1:30 p.m.
    • Commissioning
    • Blower Door Test

Labs Session - Sep 30, 2011

  • Labs Updates
    • Commissioning Progress
    • Labs
      • Update Main Page Labs "What's Brewing"
      • Waste Lab starts when building opens
        • Coordinate with Jason for Trash Tracker
        • Finalize design of Trash Audit
    • Experiments
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Solar Panel output
  • Next Steps
    • Blower Door Test 10/6/2011 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. (prep starts at 11:30 a.m.)
    • Labs Session 10/7/2011 at 1:30 p.m.

Labs Session - Oct 7, 2011

  • Labs Updates
    • Commissioning Progress
    • Labs
      • Group photo from Blower Door Test
      • Update Main Page Labs "What's Brewing"
      • New IP address for controls viewing outside the Green Garage (66.103.141.2)
      • Added tumblr for blogging from the Labs
      • Do something Lab-y or Lab-esque for the Opening?
    • Experiments
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Solar Panel output, time permitting
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 10/14/2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Finalize plans for Trash Audit
    • Continue Solar Panel Performance experiment

Labs Session - Oct 14, 2011

  • Labs Updates
    • Commissioning Progress
    • Labs
      • Update Main Page Labs "What's Brewing"
      • Waste Lab is open
    • Experiments
      • Blower Door Test
        • Analysis Results
        • Conclusions
        • Lessons Learned
      • People's Choice Fall Experiment update
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Air Balancing Ventilation System
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 10/21/2011 at 1:30 p.m.

Labs Session - Oct 21, 2011

  • Labs Updates
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Investigate if scale works and check calibration
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 10/28/2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Trash Audit
    • People's Choice

Labs Session - Oct 28, 2011

  • Labs Updates
    • Commissioning Progress
      • Phase 1 - Basic Operations - SVT
      • Phase 2 - Detailed Operations - Issues resolved, resume SVT
      • Phase 3 - Optimization - FPT
      • Phase 4 - Recommend improvements - Report
      • Phase 5 - Develop M&V and Continuous Cx Strategies
    • Labs
      • Request for research from GG Services - wireless stats
    • Experiments
      • Trash Audit - final design
      • Trash Tracker - final design
      • 2011 Fall People's Choice Experiment
        • 3 additional votes from FB for Solar Panel
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Scales 2.0
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 11/4/2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Trash Audit Day!!!

Labs Session - Nov 4, 2011

  • Labs Updates
    • Commissioning Progress
    • Labs
      • Update Main Page Labs "What's Brewing"
    • Experiments
      • 2011 Fall People's Choice voting results
  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • Trash Audit Experiment, Documentation, Analysis
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 11/11/2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Debrief on Trash Audit
    • Design 2011 Fall People's Choice experiment

Labs Session - Nov 11, 2011

  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • HVAC Oriented Tour
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Give first Util-A-Tour to Warm Training Center weatherization class
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 11/18/2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Regular Trash Audit

Labs Session - Nov 18, 2011

  • Labs Updates
    • Commissioning Progress
    • Labs
    • Experiments
      • USL report on visit to Recycle Here
      • Recycling Audit debrief after today's activity
      • Regular Trash Audit today
  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • Trash Audit is today's main activity
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Trash Audit
    • Set up electric meter on refrigerator to start trending
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 12/2/2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Debrief on Trash Audit
    • Start solar panel experiment design
    • Design experiment for refrigerator energy usage experiment

Labs Session - Dec 2, 2011

  • Labs Updates
    • Commissioning Progress
    • Labs
      • Noel Night
    • Experiments
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Check out bike for Noel Night.
    • Deploy banana in worm factory.
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 12/9/2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Start solar panel experiment design
    • Design experiment for refrigerator energy usage experiment

Labs Session - Dec 9, 2011

  • Labs Updates
    • Commissioning Progress
    • Labs
      • Heating Lab
      • Power Lab?
    • Experiments
      • Solar Panels
      • Fridge Energy
      • Plug Load Study
  • Food for Thought
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Watt meter practice
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 12/16/2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Solar design contd.
    • Power design contd.

Labs Session - Dec 16, 2011

  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • Solar Panel
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Check fridge
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 12/23/2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Finish fridge data acquisition

Labs Session - Dec 23, 2011

  • Food for Thought
  • Session Work
    • Fridge analysis
    • Solar panel outline
  • Hands-On Activity
    • Collect fridge data
  • Next Steps
    • Labs Session 1/6/2011 at 1:30 p.m.

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