Torbolton Institute Energy Security ‘Green Energy LEED-EB’
Each energy security project create a another adapted method for improving a household’s continued access to usable energy, through increased self-reliance. Projects in green are already underway.
To install a ground-source geothermal system to heat/cool the building, installation to be completed in 2014.
To install small-scale wind turbines (e.g. Energy Ball V100) on site to generate local power while demonstrating and teaching their homestead installation and maintenance.
Graham Findlay to be consulted: http://www.3g-energy.com/
To have the O-Train traveling to the Woodlawn track to a Woodlawn Station with Commuter Park & Ride, and to journey day trippers to/from the Torbolton Institute.
To improve the building’s foundation insulation.
To install skylights, light pipes and wall conservatories on the TI building in order to triple interior natural lighting.
To install 300+ PV panels on the roof under the OPG’s FIT program, to earn the building’s upkeep.
To build and operate a selection of onsite-made solar powered cooker for special events and to teach hometead construction and use.
To build and operate a selection of onsite-made solar powered food dryers for preserving onsite produce, and to teach homestead construction and use.