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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Rolla researchers plan to cut cooling costs by 40 percent

  • A research team from Missouri University of Science and Technology has been awarded $15,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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  • A research team from Missouri University of Science and Technology has been awarded $15,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    The team plans to develop “smart” ventilation systems that could result in a 40 percent reduction in the cost of cooling your house.
    The team plans to install a small weather station – complete with wind turbine – outside one of the houses at Missouri S&T’s Solar Village.
    The weather station will measure the four main factors that impact indoor climate: solar radiation, air temperature, humidity and wind.
    The weather station will communicate information to a computer located inside the solar house.
    The data will allow the house to control its own temperatures and conserve significant amounts of energy.
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