I once had a course (1996) in which we studied a research project called "Griffin One". It was a residential research project that developed a very cost-effective and interesting home. I cannot find any information on the Griffin One. I am hoping that whoever gets this message can help me find the research project.
Posted - 2 January 2000 20:47
You've made me curious enough to search. I can't find it either. What school or organization had the research project?
Posted - 5 January 2000 15:32
Matt, you can order a video of this project from the Pacific Energy Center from PG&E; (Pacific Gas & Electric) See: http://www.pge.com/pec/inftoc/ercvideo.html and look under the Architecture Heading. You will have to call PG&E; to get more information. I hope this helps! -Dave
Posted - 1 March 2000 13:9
The project was done in the mid 80's at Purdue as a joint research project between a number of faculty and industry partners including the Indiana Department of Commerse. I was the graduate student responsible for the evaluation of the effort. Steve Easley (no longer at Purdue) and Joe Pearson (retired from Purdue) were the PI's. From the project a video series, a detailed set of plans and a final report were issued as well as my master's thesis. The thesis should be available from the Purdue Libraries and the other items should be available from the Purdue Research Foundation, both under the Griffin One Title. In addition, we wrote an article which appeared in ASES's Solar Today magazine in the last year (sorry I don't have the exact issue). Each month we have an article in Solar Today featuring solar homes and buildings similiar to Griffin One. In addition, other examples can be found at www.nrel.gov/buidlings/highperformance. I think that the PG&E; reference to the video tape is just available in their library because this information was copyrighted by Purdue.