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Hanaa Rohman

Feb 5, 2015
09:06

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Hi Jan, Thanks for this proposal! Is the technology that heat is not released into the environment using this system? It'd be great if you could add a bit more detail and perhaps take a look at our heat island maps to see where you might pilot this project. https://www.climatecolab.org/resources/-/wiki/Main/Urban+Heat+Island+Effect (last link under "References"). Don't forget to make any changes by the deadline tonight! Best, Hanaa

Jan Kunnas

Feb 6, 2015
10:56

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Dear Hanaa, Thank you for the comments. This proposal suggest using solar energy to run cooling devices instead of using external energy sources that would add additional heat to the surroundings and contribute to global warming. Due to the law of conservation of energy stating that energy can be neither created nor be destroyed,the heat of the buildings cooled will be released outside the buildings, unless this heat would be piped away or stored to be used in periods when additional heating is needed. This technology can be applied to all areas of Cambridge, although its benefits would be largest in the warmest areas. Thus, anyone of these could be used as a pilot area.

Jennifer Lawrence

Feb 6, 2015
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Thanks, Jan. Can you (if you haven't already) put this clarification directly into your proposal for ease of viewing by the judges? Thank you! Jen

Jan Kunnas

Feb 6, 2015
11:34

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Dear Jen, I am right now working on it, adding also the concept of heat storage to the proposal. I sincerely think that this makes a great improvement to the proposal. So thanks Hanaa, for your inspiring comment.

Climate Colab

Feb 18, 2015
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Thank you for your proposal. Although it has merit, we feel that there was not enough connection to the local Cambridge community to proceed to the next round. We hope that you will submit another proposal next time!
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