Drivel. That is typical of what is installed in 3rd world countries
burning coal. Modern sets, especially gas turbones followed by steam
turbines driven of the exhaust are easily 50%, and some have reached
much better than that in full production.
We are in the process of working with architects to design a new learning
resource centre (library :)). One plan put forward is a huge amount of
concrete below ground to use as heat store. During the day hot air will
blow through it and during the night this heat will be removed.
Sound fun (might be perfectly standard these days I guess). Will be
interesting to see how well it copes with 1000 PCs...
It is called an air-core slab. The disadvantage is that nasties may
inhabit and mould may grow in the passageways down there. See "The Passive
Solar House" by James Kachadorian, in which the air-core slab is central to
the design, using it as an return plenum for a forced air system. The
system can be used to heat and cool.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com ).
Version: 6.0.548 / Virus Database: 341 - Release Date: 05/12/2003
Well, its pretty much a shell at the moment anyway :-)
Not sure how much I am meant to be saying about this at the moment...
A quick hunt on our website produces:
Mind you, that artists impression on there looks nothing like the plans
that we are working from (in fact, I'm not entirely sure what this
picture is of!!)
The building that may have the concrete block underground is the LRC (old
drill hall). An artist impression of the inside of it is on
I'm sure it will all be lovely :-)
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