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Making Zero Eneregy Buildings Affordable

Today, I’ve been reading a lot of other blogs written by people who are also attending this class but, there was one in particular that allowed me to come up with an adequate proposal to a question that I’ve been

Making Zero Eneregy Buildings Affordable

Today, I’ve been reading a lot of other blogs written by people who are also attending this class but, there was one in particular that allowed me to come up with an adequate proposal to a question that I’ve been

An Impossible Dream

  I’ve been doing a lot of reading on net zero and haven’t found a single person that is against it but, did I really expect someone to be.  After all, the concept or idea that buildings would have the

An Impossible Dream

  I’ve been doing a lot of reading on net zero and haven’t found a single person that is against it but, did I really expect someone to be.  After all, the concept or idea that buildings would have the

The Power to Destroy Utility Bills

Working on this term paper I find myself researching a lot of different topics trying to come up with ideas.  One topic that I stumbled upon was zero energy buildings.  So what’s special about this topic?  Absolutely nothing, except the

The Power to Destroy Utility Bills

Working on this term paper I find myself researching a lot of different topics trying to come up with ideas.  One topic that I stumbled upon was zero energy buildings.  So what’s special about this topic?  Absolutely nothing, except the

Inspiration From Even the Smallest of Species

When I was a kid I used to go camping once a year at Camp Wenonah in Winona, MN.  Being able to enjoy the beauty of nature was amazing but, it did make one appreciate the invention of insect repellant. 

Inspiration From Even the Smallest of Species

When I was a kid I used to go camping once a year at Camp Wenonah in Winona, MN.  Being able to enjoy the beauty of nature was amazing but, it did make one appreciate the invention of insect repellant. 

New Perspective on Light

I just sat through an amazing lecture today titled Light as Material by Mary Guzowski who is a professor at the University of Minnesota.  As you can guess from the title, the lecture was about how light is used as

New Perspective on Light

I just sat through an amazing lecture today titled Light as Material by Mary Guzowski who is a professor at the University of Minnesota.  As you can guess from the title, the lecture was about how light is used as

Giving Someone New a Chance

As a child football never really interested me and to this day it still doesn’t.  That does not mean that I did not enjoy going to the old Metrodome stadium.  Our beloved Minnesota Twins used to play there and they

Giving Someone New a Chance

As a child football never really interested me and to this day it still doesn’t.  That does not mean that I did not enjoy going to the old Metrodome stadium.  Our beloved Minnesota Twins used to play there and they

Breaking Away From Tradition

A few weeks ago we were given an assignment to research different materials and determine which one we would use for the new University of Minnesota Experimental Physics and Nanotechnology building.  As a group we decided to go with copper

Breaking Away From Tradition

A few weeks ago we were given an assignment to research different materials and determine which one we would use for the new University of Minnesota Experimental Physics and Nanotechnology building.  As a group we decided to go with copper