Interdisciplinary Solutions

There are numerous energy solutions that are outside of the energy professional's traditional realm. Climate change activists can be instrumental in bringing these solutions to the table and finding their best applications. Examples include planting landscape trees to provide shading to reduce cooling loads, changing new-building orientation to maximize or minimize a solar exposure and/or natural daylight, water conservation to decrease water-heating demand, solar and other alternative fuels, and leak detection and repair especially of steam lines. A simple example of this thinking was the installation of a solar-powered pump on Tufts' solar thermal system. The pump only needs to run when the sun shines, since that is the only time the solar thermal system is effective.

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