Sponsored by University of Miami and Industrial Gifts


Located in Tropical climate, buildings in Miami requires cooling around the year. Space conditioning and domestic hot water systems account for 41% of all energy usage in a hotel. To save the energy for space cooling and domestic hot water heating, we proposed a heat recovery system which pre-heats the city water using the waste heat from space cooling. We also proposed to collect, store and process the rain water for non-portable usage. The system is implemented at the Grand Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. This is a joint project with UCI Engineering.

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UM COE News "Sustainability Research"


Grand beach

Figure SBS lab researcher Rey Miranda is giving a technical tour at the Grand Beach Hotel