ERIC Number: ED170964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-3
Reference Count: N/A
Solar Heating System for Recreation Building at Scattergood School.
Scattergood School, West Branch, IA.
This report describes the solar heating of two adjoining buildings, a gymnasium and a locker room, at a coeducational boarding school. Federal assistance was obtained from the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) as part of the Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Program. The system uses a 2,500-square-foot array of collectors, a heat storage box containing 1,250 cubic feet of rock, and an air handling unit. The system was to provide an estimated 75 percent of the heat for the facility; in addition, an air-water heat exchanger would serve to preheat water for a domestic hot water system. The project was initiated in May 1976 and was completed in June 1977. A six-month acceptance-testing period followed, during which time a number of minor modifications and corrections were made to improve system performance and versatility. This final report describes in considerable detail the solar heating facility and its construction. As such, it has both detailed drawings of the completed system and a section that discusses the bottlenecks that were encountered along the way. An additional research project, briefly described, involved solar grain drying by directing hot air from the collector into a 6,000 bushel grain drying silo. Project literature for components of the solar heating system is in the appendix. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Blueprints, Boarding Schools, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Experiments, Facility Case Studies, Gymnasiums, Heat Recovery, Heating, Merchandise Information, Performance Specifications, Research Reports, Solar Radiation, Systems Approach
National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. N78-20605/9WE; $3.00 microfiche; $7.25 paper copy)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Scattergood School, West Branch, IA.