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  • Title: Welcome to iCREST your industry connection to applied research and innovation in renewable energy and sustainable technologies
    Descriptive info: .. i.. CREST.. your.. I.. ndustry Connection to Renewable Energy and Smart Technologies.. Making it happen.. Home.. Projects.. Casa Loma Roof Top.. Kortright Centre.. Archetype House.. EverGreen BrickWorks.. ARGILE Project.. Applied Research Office.. Dr.. Robert Luke's Blog Spot.. View Dr.. Luke's BNN Interview.. CCET.. College Website.. Microsoft Imagine Cup:Canada 2012.. In the News.. Minister Gary Goodyear at George Brown College to announce College and Community Innovation Program Fund recipients.. more.. George Brown's Team GREENi.. wins the Microsoft Imagine Cup Canadian Finals and will represent Canada in the worldwide finals in Australia July 6-10.. George Brown awarded Innovation Enhancement Grant for the Green Homes initiative which will focus on novel building retrofit materials and methods and Smart building automation, sensor and control system technology development.. Read the Blogs.. Susan Ibach: Go DevMENTAL.. (includes videos on Microsoft Imagine Cup Canada 2012).. Imagine Cup Blog.. Staff - iTBusiness.. Susan Ibach - Mircosoft Canada.. Kara Carnduff - Canada Newswire.. Research in Action.. George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus.. Toronto, Ontario Canada.. Welcome to.. your industry connection to applied research and innovation in renewable energy and smart technologies.. Under the direction of Professor Leo Salemi, the mission of the lab is to support.. small  ...   grant applications and project management.. Renewable Energy.. Solar PV.. Wind Turbines.. Solar Heating Systems.. Energy Storage Systems.. Smart Technologies.. Home and Building Automation.. Energy Management Systems.. Remote Monitoring and Control.. Internet and Network Connected Systems.. Data Logging, SCADA, PLC and PAC Systems.. Sensor design and integration.. For more details on how you can participate contact:.. Leo Salemi.. 416-415-5000 ext.. 6843.. MICROSOFT IMAGINE CUP CANADA 2012.. Project Partners, Sponsors, Supporters and Collaborators.. Evergreen Brickworks.. CAVET Technologies.. AUTODESK CANADA.. TriVista Smart Homes.. Sunil Nijhawan.. Prolet Inc.. David Shiflett.. ZillaComm Canada.. ISA Toronto Section.. Team GREEN.. from GBC wins the Canada 2012 Finals and on their way to the worldwide finals in Australia.. Sponsored by.. Jump on board and help sponsor the GBC GREEN.. i.. Delegation to the worldwide finals in Australia.. We need to raise money so we can send more students to accompany Team GREENi to the worldwide finals in Australia.. Don't miss out on this grand opportunity to promote your company brand and show the rest of the world your commitment as a responsible corporate citizen.. Contact.. Leo Salemi.. for details.. Featured Projects.. A great idea isn't worth the paper it's written on unless you make it happen - leo..

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    Descriptive info: George Brown's Team GREEN.. Projects.. Principle Investigator:.. Year.. Project.. Industry Partner.. Funding Sponsor.. 2008.. Machine Intelligence – An Investigation in the Applications of Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM).. Industrial Technical Services.. GBC Seed Funded.. 2009.. A Practical Field Study in the Application of Solar Energy for Residential Installations.. Intelligent Home Automation Systems: Security System.. Installation at the Kortright Centre.. Net-Zero Energy Solutions: Solar Voltaic Tracker and Net Zero Lighting Solutions.. OCE Connections.. Energy Monitoring Dashboard.. DX2 Technologies.. 2010.. Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT): Proof of Concept.. Green Syndications.. Remote Solar Powered Camera System.. UCIT OnLine Security.. Solar and Wind Power Controller: Product Validation.. Global Power Design.. Intelligent Home Automation Systems: Hardware Installation and  ...   Full Scale Prototype for Pre-Commercialization.. Final Design and Testing.. CONII.. Solar and Wind Turbine Utility Pole (SWUP): Student Project.. Power Reduction Utilizing.. the LumiSmart Intelligent Lighting Controllers.. Cavet Technologies.. GBC Seed Funding.. Smart Grid.. Solutions for Residential and Small Commercial Installations.. Heart Transverter.. Intelligent.. Building Automation Systems (BAS).. Reliable Controls.. Off-Grid Dual Source Point of Use Power Controller:.. From Proof of Concept to Commercialization.. ClearBlue Technologies.. Quantifying the Energy Saving Properties of.. HPS-G.. Transparent Glass Coating.. eTime Energy.. Low Voltage Flat Panel (LVFP) LED Lighting.. Convergineering.. 2012.. Smart Connected Buildings.. Cisco.. iCREST.. Sensor-enabled Cubicles for Occupant-centric Capture of Building Performance Data.. AutoDesk Canada.. Renewable and Energy Efficient Building Technologies: Smart Lighting Systems.. Deltera/Tridel..

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  • Title: Welcome to iCREST your industry connection to applied research and innovation in renewable energy and sustainable technologies
    Descriptive info: For sponsorship opportunities contact.. Roof Top Space at Casa Loma Campus.. What was once the center piece of satellite technologies (1991 - 2001) the roof top at Casa Loma campus has been transformed into a space to research renewable technologies such as solar PV, solar radiant, wind turbines, building envelope technologies and much more.. A great idea is not worth the paper it is written on unless you make it happen - leo..

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  • Title: Welcome to iCREST your industry connection to applied research and innovation in renewable energy and sustainable technologies
    Descriptive info: Archetype Sustainable Energy House - Kortright Centre, Vaughan.. The Archetype Sustainable Energy House at The Living City Campus (located just north of.. Toronto at the Kortright Centre ) demonstrates viable, sustainable housing.. Two semi-detached houses serve as models of the next generation of green homes.. Showcasing sustainable technologies, materials and practices, and promoting a holistic approach to home and community building, these demonstration homes provide a learning facility for trades, builders, students and homeowners.. Research Projects:.. The objective of project was to study the feasibility of using solar energy in residential installations.. The opportunity to partner with the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority and work at the Archetype Sustainable Energy House, Kortright Centre made it possible to explore new sustainable technologies and establish many other partnerships.. Some of the milestones achieved in this project include:.. Establishing the first internet connection for the House.. Creation of an intelligent router for remote site connectivity.. Local and remote monitoring of the photovoltaic array.. Remote video monitoring.. Documentation of the instrumentation and energy systems.. Assisted in the installation and calibration of various sensors.. This project was funded by the GBC Seed Funding program and a cash contribution by Dr.. Sunil Nijhawan of Prolet  ...   integrating the security alarm with the Control4 home automation system at the Archetype House at the Kortright Centre.. Both of the semi-detached units and the granny suite will be equipped with a functional monitored alarm system which is integrated with a home automation system that controls the lights and energy systems in the houses.. Features:.. DSC Monitored Alarm System.. Control4 Home Automation System.. Video Camera.. Video Monitors and Media Streaming.. Automated Lighting System.. HVAC Monitoring and Control.. TED Electrical Consumption Dashboard (In-house, Web Portal and iPhone App).. Real time data streaming to any App.. Twitter Feed for various house events (intrusion alarm, door opening and more).. Other.. projects.. HTM intelligent camera system for remote monitoring for the parking lot study.. Heart Transverter Energy Management Study.. Solar Powered Camera System to monitor Solar Panels in the field.. View the Green Features of the Archetype Sustainable Energy Home.. View House Drawings.. Get more details about the Kortright Centre.. here.. Sponsors and Supporters.. Sunil Nijhawan.. PROLET INC.. Students who participated.. Alex Kushnarenko.. Michael Joyette.. Steve Irwin.. Brian Li.. Mark Valdmanis.. Gil.. Amdurski.. Andrew Carvalho.. Jenia Spivak.. Moutaz Sioufi.. Phil Blundel.. Jeffery Rego.. Mark Massad.. Tuan Nguyen.. Tobias Mielke.. Jason Coggins.. Ryan Johnson..

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  • Title: Welcome to iCREST your industry connection to applied research and innovation in renewable energy and sustainable technologies
    Descriptive info: Get more details about the Archetype House.. Green Features.. PhotoVoltaic cells for electrical power generation.. Wind turbine for electrical power generation.. Off Grid and Grid Tie System.. Cogeneration systems for electrical power and hot water generation.. Solar collector for hot water generation.. Solar wall for supply of hot air to the zone.. Ground Source Heat Pumps for space heating/cooling.. Heat recovery of heat from exhaust air.. Heat recovery from drain water source.. Radiant floor.. Construction Features.. R2000, LEED for Homes and Energy Star Certifications.. R20 basement walls were made with Durisol blocks.. The roof of the house uses R40 Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs).. House-A windows are double-glazed, Argon-filled, low-E (emmissivity) with fiberglass frames.. And House-B windows are triple glazed, with the low-E coating on layers 2 and 4 with a third layer of glass in the middle of the window.. Advanced construction framing, 2 x 6 on 24 centers was used, which means the amount of wood used in framing needed was  ...   air barrier.. Water Efficiency and Landscape Elements.. Plumbing was installed by.. George Brown College.. and features low flow toilets and shower/tap fixtures, hand free fixtures and many other advanced features.. Bioswales to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water.. Planting of native plants and species which are drought tolerant (.. Xerascaping).. Permeable pavement which will allow more water absorption into the ground below through paved areas like the drive way.. “French drains” were built around both houses to further capture rainwater.. Rainwater from the roof is filtered and captured in storage tanks which hold up to 10,000 litres and is used for gardening and toilet flushing.. Architectural Drawings.. Building Blocks/0605-A2.. 1-ground-23oct07.. pdf.. 2-second-23oct07.. 3-third-23oct07.. 4-roof-23oct07.. 5-plan-dets-23oct07.. 6-plan-dets-23oct07.. 7-plan-dets-23oct07.. Building Blocks/0605-A3.. 1-ext-elev-23oct07.. 2-ext-elev-23oct07.. 3-ext-elev-23oct07.. 4-ext-elev-23oct07.. Building Blocks/0605-A4.. 1-full-sect-A-23oct07.. 2-full-sect-B-23oct07.. 3-full-sect-23oct07.. 4-full-sect-23oct07.. Building Blocks/0605-A5.. 1-wall-sect-23oct07.. 2-wall-sect-23oct07.. Building Blocks/0605-A6.. 1-wall-dets-23oct07.. 2-wall-dets-23oct07.. 3-wall-dets-23oct07.. 4-wall-dets-23oct07.. 5-wall-dets-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S1-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S2-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S3-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S4-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S5-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S6-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S7-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S8-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S9-23oct07.. Building Blocks/S10-23oct07..

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  • Title: Welcome to iCREST your industry connection to applied research and innovation in renewable energy and sustainable technologies
    Descriptive info: Microsoft Imagine Cup Canadian Finalists 2012.. -.. The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition.. Students use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that addresses the Imagine Cup 2012 theme: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.. This year at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Canadian Finals in Waterloo Ontario, a group of students mentored by Leo Salemi from George Brown College presented their innovative solution to reduce the effects of greenhouse gas emissions by managing electrical consumption.. only when it’s needed.. Team.. GREENi.. provided a live demonstration of how the Microsoft Kinect sensor could be used to detect when people were.. in the zone.. and decide whether to turn the lights on and off or control the fan used to supply the amount of fresh air to the area.. The team backed up their work by using actual consumption data collected from the iCREST lab at George Brown to show how easy it was to reduce electrical consumption if the responsibility of energy conservation was shifted from the occupant to the intelligent sensors.. There are many buildings out there with energy conserving technology already in place explained Granger, but they are disparate and unaware  ...   happen.. ” says Leo Salemi team mentor and long time faculty from the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies at George Brown College, “We can't turn these ideas into reality without the support of visionaries like Microsoft and forward thinking administrators and policy makers.. Team GREENi will now represent Canada at the worldwide Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals in Australia - wish them luck!.. Acknowledgements.. Team GREENi wishes to thank all those that helped make it happen!.. Gladstone Grant, Susan Ibach and the Microsoft Developer Evangelists team for making it happen.. Robert Luke, VP Research and Innovation; and Nancy Sherman Dean CCET from George Brown College.. Moutaz Sioufi and Philip Blundell, Graduate Interns working in the iCREST Lab.. Jason Coggins, Ryan Johnson and Tobias Mielke, GBC 2012 Graduates and next generation innovators.. Ramtin Attar and John King, Autodesk Canada for donating the sensored cubicles and inspiring the team to find a solution.. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) for his forward thinking policies that create the conditions for innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in this country by supporting Polytechnics Education.. Clips from the Imagine Cup Canada Finals - Waterloo U April 30, 2012.. Alecsander Granger Timur Sharaftinov.. Dmitry Zhivotovsky Vasily Gurin..

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    Descriptive info: Intelligent Building Automation Systems.. Sept.. 2011 - June 2012.. Building Automation Systems (BAS) have made tremendous strides in recent years toward embracing connectivity and interoperability standards.. These efforts have given building owners more freedom to choose among manufacturers for both products and service support.. Even greater benefits await an organization whose BAS is seamlessly merged with its information technology architecture.. The synergy created by sharing infrastructure and data reduces operating costs and creates new service opportunities.. Now that more diverse technologies and methods are available to operate and maintain building systems, the ability to have a fully web-enabled system that bridges the gap between the controls and IT infrastructure within an enterprise will deliver information-rich data-based applications that are transportable between standard hardware and software platforms.. This elevated level of integration opens new avenues that were not technically or economically feasible in the past where information is compiled and interpreted at the BAS, travels across the IT network backbone, is sent by the enterprise server across the Internet, and delivered via the cell phone network.. The objective of this project is to  ...   demonstrate how the main components of a HVAC system work; how they are inter-connected and programmed; and, how they are integrated over a web-based network.. This prototype will serve as a template for anyone wishing to build an educational version of the HVAC trainer.. The working prototype will be used to research and develop other BAS related sensors and components; train technicians, operators and students in networking basics; and to learn how an HVAC system can be integrated with other Smart-Connected technologies.. Project Deliverables.. Build HVAC Training Station.. Integrate LED Lighting System to the MACH Controller.. Develop intelligent sensors that can be used to monitor occupancy, light levels, temperature, humidity.. Integrate all devices over the network.. Develop ModBus interface for lighting controls.. Develop tablet based apps.. Design Energy Dashboard.. Gary Knowles.. Eastern Canada Sales Manager.. Setpoint Building Automation.. Jim Bowie, VP.. Brian Li, Tech and GBC Grad.. Dariuz Dariqeus.. Tech and GBC Grad.. iCREST Lab.. Leo Salemi, PI.. Moutaz Sioufi, Graduate Intern.. Phil Blundell, Graduate Intern.. Course Credit Students.. Tobias Mielke, T146.. Jason Coggins, T146.. Ryan Johnson, T146.. Typical BAS Layout.. `..

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    Descriptive info: Machine Intelligence: An Investigation in the Application of Hierarchical Temporal Memory and Remote Site Monitoring Used in Building Automation and Process Control Systems.. Developed by Numenta Inc.. , Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) is.. a new type of computing technology modeled on the structure and operation of the neocortex, a thin sheet of brain tissue that covers the outer layer of the brain and is said to be the seat of human intelligence.. An HTM system is not programmed in the traditional sense; instead it is trained.. Sensory data is applied to an HTM system and automatically discovers the underlying patterns in the sensory input.. HTM's learn what objects or movements are in the world and how to recognize them, just as a child learns to identify new objects.. The objective for this project was to learn how an HTM system worked and develop an application that could be used to add machine intelligence to systems used in building automation and  ...   HTM programming platform (NuPIC) was difficult to learn and could not be adapted to our application.. However the concept of developing a remote site that could be monitored and controlled over the internet resulted in gaining industry support and sponsors.. HTM Revisited.. In November of this year (2009) an application released by one of Numenta's partners has demonstrated the use of HTM technology to process images from video cameras.. Recent testing in our research lab has shown the ability this HTM based technology to provide a high degree of intelligence in what a video camera is capturing, equal to or surpassing some of the most expensive video analytics software on the market.. This project has been re-opened and will be included in our Security and Home Automation project at the Kortright Centre.. Supporters and.. Student Researchers.. for this project included:.. Clayton Wozney.. Steven Irwin.. Alek Kushnarenko.. Scott Vannan.. Terence D'Cunha.. Avinash Singh.. Intiaz Abdulla.. Hoskin Scientific.. Hatch Engineering.. Grace Instrumentation..

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