Sunnyside Energy Oasis
The Sunnyside Energy Oasis is ET Squared’s real world solution to combat climate change on multiple levels. The Sunnyside Energy Oasis demonstrates the use of simple systems working together in a net-zero development that processes waste streams for resources. Sunnyside sustainably rebuilds decaying infrastructure, enhancing the character and preserving the history of the pedestrian friendly neighborhood while helping to provide services to its residents.
“I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, I feel that I’m obliged to do all I can.”
— Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy Sr.
We Americans, whose country’s population is five percent of the world’s and consumes twenty five percent of the world’s energy have created a big disconnect with the way we have industrialized our planet which is now the world’s status quo. As the developing world becomes the developed world – very quickly it would seem – similar levels of fossil fuel consumption will not be economically or ecologically sustainable. Over the next thirty to fifty years fossil fuels should be replaced with clean energy sources as infrastructure is modernized making positive changes to the status quo.
Through smart design and planning we can have a better balance between man and nature which is sustainable and profitable, with Colorado as the hub for efforts in developing technologies and markets with clean technology solutions in the New Energy Economy.
For Many years I have worked closely with a couple of other Colorado clean-tech innovators; waste water engineer Gary Matzen and architect John Gagnon – as a team we have laid the foundation of the Sunnyside Energy Oasis.
Aerial View of the
Arapahoe Light Rail
Sunnyside Energy Oasis Model
at the Arapahoe
Sunnyside Energy Oasis Elevation
The Sunnyside Energy Oasis locates high-density, live-work-play building – along with “vertical farms” – creating urban corridors along the mass transit system. the services and systems of the Sunnyside Energy Oasis are highly interconnected, with the intent to optimize energy efficiency, sustainability, and 21st century livability, inside the constraints of the modern city while reducing the use of automobiles, fossil fuels and water.
ET Squared has also teamed with RavenBrick LLC and their material science technology for the building’s exterior. Please visit our Alternative Energies page».
The Sunnyside Energy Oasis building is a solar collector. Our copy written design is nautilus shaped to improve various alternative energy systems that are incorporated into the building’s exterior wall and roof systems for better efficiency as we rotate around the Sun.
Smart design during the planning phase of the building, incorporating alternative energy systems with garden roof systems, harvesting energy from the natural resources: sun, water, wind, reducing the volume of waste by turning waste into energy to run the buildings utility systems is what we are trying to achieve.
Very simply, the Sunnyside Energy Oasis proposes to redesign cities around its’ mass transit system while building Zero Energy districts or (ZED’s) which mitigate human beings input towards the causes of Climate Change.