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IWESS Objective, Function

IWESS, is the energy supply system, ESS, for Carnegie Mellon's Intelligent Workplace, the IW.  It uses

  • sunshine, heat from the sun
  • renewable fuel, bioDiesel oil

to provide

  • electric power.
  • cooling.
  • heating.
  • ventilation air with temperature and humidity control.

to the IW.  The goal of the IWESS is to supply these various energy forms for the health, productivity, and comfort of IW occupants at an overall efficiency twice that of a conventional energy supply that would be based on utility power and natural gas heat supply.