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Interesting.
Shasta Dam, looming more than 600 feet tall and gatekeeper of the largest man-made lake in California, was designed to perform two crucial functions: Store water and generate power.
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Call this a "Note Series".
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The day's big word: bifurcated.  Anything divided into two parts.

DAY, NIGHT. RIGHT, LEFT. Or this: a microclimate NORTH of a building, the microclimate SOUTH of that same building.

Green buildings use best-in-class technology. Green buildings also make good use of contexts larger than the buildings. Site microclimates can be bifurcated. Result? Performance gains.
Anything that is divided into two parts can be described as bifurcated. The tips of snakes’ tongues are bifurcated so that they can detect slight differences between scents on their left and right sides while probing the territory ahead.
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For residential AND small commercial. 

An array of on-site batteries will create a function of load-shifting. Benefit: off-peak prices. The payback period is acceptable if you
think longer view. Solar on-site with batteries on-site creates an
individual power plant for a building or campus of buildings. By
day, solar provides electricity for building use with surplus going
to the battery-set. Further charging can be done as needed during
the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. when prices for electricity are low.
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A framework defining missed opportunities in green retrofits. There are four basic categories: Lighting, Solar on-site, HVAC, Building Envelope. Of the four, lighting is the best understood. Three remain.

Opportunity re: Solar. Size an on-site system at 1/2 what will be 
recommended by companies selling solar for "No Money Down".

Opportunity re: HVAC. Choose a superior manufacturer with an emphasis on the "V". In other words, do more with ventilation: exploit airflows. AC is misused and misunderstood. Create and manage airflows. Prioritize the V.

Opportunity re: Envelope. Do more with Lo-E and electrochromic glass. Understand the relationship of time of day and solar heat gain; understand "radiance" and how to counter the effects. Benefit by understanding the spectrum of dollar value for energy and how Envelope contributes directly to comfort and pleasure.
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Satisfaction is the ultimate measure of indoor environments.
Everything CAN BE adjusted. Building sites can be. Building
shells can be. And, each and every system within buildings.

Here's a "What If".  WHAT IF you threw away thermostats and
reworked buildings so indoor environments were enjoyable?
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The day's big word: dichotomy.  Classifying in opposites.

COOL, WARM. IN SHADOW, NOT IN SHADOW. Consider this: a microclimate NORTH of a building, a microclimate SOUTH of the same building. This is a dichotomy to make good use of.
A dichotomy is an idea or classification split in two. When you point out a dichotomy, you draw a clear distinction between two things.
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2 locations in this climate zone & region: the campus of UCLA/Westwood Village, and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia.
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Do you know of a best-practices model for Sustainability
that makes utility out of behavior known as Gratification?

You do? Hey, you're GOOD.
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Some of you will find this interesting, we believe.
 
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A framework. This is an EQ/DSM method.

[1] Time interval
[2] EQ status
[3] People count
[4] Calibrate?

Aspects fitting together, relating.

Defining.

[1] Which 15-minute interval are we in now? is a kWh at on-peak price? mid-peak price? or is a kWh at off-peak price? (kWh =
kilowatt-hour)

[2] Re: air quality & light quality. What risks to quality are there? Using data from the previous thirty days, what risks will dominate in future interval(s)?

[3] How many people are present per room and per area?

[4] A building's electricity-use configuration? Is it excellent? good? satisfactory? poor? is it failing? Do we calibrate? What will the next new calibration and configuration be?
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"When you find the gamut and range of human sensation, then adapt and cater to it? the results?"

"People are happy. It is that mechanistically complex and that zen simple."
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