Learning Resources


Zero Energy House

Shoreline has onsite a "Zero Energy Home". The ZEH was designed and built for the solar decathalon by Washington State University Architecture and Engineering students. The ZEH found a home at Shoreline where it houses multiple solar PV arrays representing different technologies. Adjacent to the house resides the programs "mock installation solar training roof".

In addition, the home systems include computerized energy monitoring, a 3000 gallon rainwater catchment system, high performing HVAC, ventilation, and envelope, a solar thermal domestic water system, and other systems and assemblies that can be used as a learning tool.


System Design Lab

The program supports a system design lab in a classroom and in library computer rooms which have industry standard design software including: Autodesk© Autocad, Autodesk© Revit MEP, and Sketch Up© Professional.

Energy modeling software including Trane Trace 700©, PVWatts©, and other industry software is also available for student project use.

A range of technical standards from industry organizations including ASHRAE, IES, NEC and other organizations is maintained for student access and use.


Analysis and Learning Gear

The program maintains and trains on a variety of building energy and solar assessment tools including field deployable dataloggers and sensors, blower doors, IR cameras, meters, solar pathfinders, pyranometers, CO detectors and other tools.

Campus Buildings

The program utilizes the buildings and systems on campus as experiential learning examples for energy assessments, renovation designs, and systems analysis.