The stored solar thermal energy research group in the College of Engineering and at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) has developed a portable cookstove that stores solar energy. This stove was designed for the energy impoverished areas across the globe, and as a solution to the Global Cooking Problem. Cooking results and lessons learned from our initial test sites in the Navajo Nation, Les Cayes, Haiti, and in kitchens across Champaign-Urbana will be discussed.
This talk will describe the vision and recent activities of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE) for achieving excellence in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach in sustainability, energy and environment. It will discuss ways for the campus community to be involved in activities related to sustainability and present a preview of ongoing efforts and upcoming events.
Morgan Johnston, the Associate Director of Sustainability at Facilities and Services, will present the draft recommendations for revisions to the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP). The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment is seeking public comments and input to the draft recommendations, and the 2015 iCAP is scheduled for Chancellor approval in spring 2015.
This week the group will learn about power and energy curriculum designed by TCIPG Education. The print materials and interactive activities teach about power and energy in the home and the system that produces and delivers electricity. Interactive activities illustrate challenges, trade-offs and decisions that will come with the modernization of the electric grid.
U of I students Steve Granda & Ariel Moctezuma will share information with the group on their project "The Power of Control: Energy-Efficient Buildings".