Reducing the A/C use in a classroom by replacing it with Passive Cooling Devices


passive cooling


As society becomes more aware of our carbon footprint and negative environmental impact, we need to start adapting our habits to be more environmentally friendly. One way to start lessening our impact is by cutting down unnecessary energy usage. This project will test different passive cooling devices in order to minimize the usage of an air conditioner in a high school classroom. Each device is installed and classroom temperature and light data is acquired. Analysis of the data will show that an external canvas awning is the most effective passive cooling device for the subject classroom. Suggestions for additional research are also provided.



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