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EPA Grant Number: SU832501
Title: The DELTA Smart House: Cross-Disciplinary Projects within the Design Framework of Sustainable Construction
Duke engineers will explore how to conceptualize, design and fabricate sustainable building systems including: rainfall harvesting through capture, containment and reuse in irrigation systems; sustainable building design; use of passive lighting and green building concepts; grey-water reuse systems; alternative energy generation and re-capture; self-regulating sensors to control air handlers and HVAC systems; energy efficient lighting and entertainment/video systems; and composting waste disposal and sustainable landscaping.