Students researching energy-reduction initiative
March 07, 2012

International Solar Solutions Inc. (ISSI) and Green Leaf Distribution Inc. are partnering with Georgian College to study temperature differences between residential attic spaces with and without solar-powered roof vents. The partnership provides students the opportunity to research various applications of the vents and their associated benefits.

Initial technical studies will be performed at the Barrie Campus. Phase two of testing will incorporate test homes in and around the south Georgian Bay area including Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Alliston. The focus will be on the collection of real-world temperature and moisture reduction data.

The project is partially funded by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. In addition to the grant, ISSI and Green Leaf are pleased to provide incremental project funding, as needed, to assist Georgian in aspiring to the highest possible standards of scientific research and innovation.

The information will be used to encourage consumer and government participation in this sustainable energy reduction initiative.

For more information on the project, e-mail Chris Berni, Manager, Centre for Applied Research and Innovation, at cberni@georgiancollege.ca.