Saturday, February 25, 2012

A "hot time" at the EcoCenter

Infrared thermography was used to help CCSF students understand how the EcoCenter responds to daily termperature changes and the efficacy of the passive solar design features, such as the concrete flooring and Trombe wall design. The Trombe wall is a series of windows that allow heat to enter the building and be absorbed and reradiated. This mid-day image shows how the tank room’s window frames are hotter than the high-performance glass.