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Princeton University: The collaboration continues....

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

Gregers (IEN) finally had a chance visit Dr. Forrest Meggers and his team at the C.H.A.O.S. lab (Cooling and Heating for Architecturally Optimized Systems) at the Andlinger Center for Energy + Environment, Princeton University. It was exactly 10 years ago that I discussed some concept ideas for energy efficient directional radiant cooling with Forrest. Ideas that in Forrest's words "set [him] off on this journey of researching crazy ways to manipulate radiant heat transfer" up until this date.

Gregers telling Forrest about his latest sky cooling concept

It was great to catch up with Forrest, see his latest research, his lab and meet his team - and to get some advise on what films are best to use for allowing heat radiation to pass, while also ensuring durability for outdoor installation.

Forrest also showed me around on the beautiful and historic Princeton University campus, and showed me all the ground bore wells for geothermal heating and cooling systems. The intention is to make the campus carbon neutral before 2050.

Throughout my stay, Forrest's energy efficient house refurbishment was featured as the top story on the Princeton University webpage:

Princeton University homepage (29 Sept 2023)

So, when people asked me, who I was visiting at Princeton, I could just send them the main website of the university: Fun!

I even got to work a bit on the house myself, laying some flooring one of the days of the weekend. Followed by a 35 km bicycling trip in the beautiful surroundings. Bicycling is another passion that Forrest and I share :-)

So, looking very much forward to continuing the collaboration.....

Some photos from the visit:


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