The 2019-2020 Concept Team Projects
The concept team's main goal for this semester is to build a retrofitted model of The University of Illinois' Engineering Hall in Revit, which is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software created by Autodesk.
The photovoltaics team is working to study the feasibility to install solar panels and a Tesla Solar Roof on Engineering Hall. The main goal of this study is whether the power generated on the rooftop is cheaper than that of what is generated in the Solar Farm which is south of U of I's campus.
The architecture team is working to design a new study patio that is completely made of sustainable materials on Engineering Hall. A complete revamp of the Engineering Hall study patio is planned even to make the patio more usable even during extreme weather conditions.
The HVAC team is planning to install geothermal pumps by looking into performing an energy analysis of the Engineering Hall.
Apart from the Engineering Hall Retrofit Project, an independent subteam from the concept team has partnered with Facilities and Services to perform Energy Report Cards for the 50 best performing buildings on campus. The aim is to find ways to make these buildings more sustainable.