TM07 - Clean Tech: Enabling the Future

Monday, November 6 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Abstract Text:

The Greater Boston region is home to one of the biggest clusters of clean-energy innovators in the world. This tour will highlight a premier "clean tech" location, showcasing technology unique to the area: the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Wind Technology Testing Center, which is the largest indoor wind blade testing center in North America, able to test blades as large as 90,meters in length. This Boston facility offers the latest blade testing and prototype development methodologies to help the wind industry deploy the next generation of land-based and offshore wind turbine technologies. In addition to its unique mission, the construction of the facility took careful engineering to support high blade weight and machine loads. The building boasts a variety of clean energy features, including high efficiency high bay lighting, heat recovery from the hydraulic system (it's a big hydraulic system), a pending solar system, etc. This facility and its operations are truly a clean technology marvel.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to explain how wind turbines function, and the science of transforming kinetic energy into electrical power in the most efficient manner.

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to discuss how the latest wind turbine blade testing and prototype development methodologies help the wind industry deploy the next generation of land-based and offshore wind turbine technologies.

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to discuss how building strategies in industrial facilities can be used to optimize energy performance.

Upon completing this tour Attendees will be able to discuss how the opportunities and challenges associated with industrial facilities can be aligned with sustainable performance goals.

Learning Level:

Level 300 - Application/Implementation


Credits:

GBCI Credit Hours:
4
AIA Credit Hours:
4 LU|HSW


Event Type: Tour > Session


 
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