Performance Task : Green Construction ( Grade 12 )
In this task you will be utilizing your knowledge of energy efficient and "green" construction practices to advise the building of a new house. First, you will need to determine how much sun the site receives throughout the year. This will be important as you look to provide hot water and supplemental electricity for the homeowners. You will need to look at the direction for placement of the solar panels and the size of solar panels to be utilized. Secondly, you will need to consider the trees on the property, and which trees will need to be harvested. Of the harvested trees, how can these trees be recycled and used as part of the home building process? Finally, you will need to consider rain barrels for your home, based upon annual rainfall. As your investigation goes forward, you will develop and define technical and economically feasible applications.