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Transcript of Green City
Meet the Team:
Water Systems Manager
Build Design Manager
2012 MRGS Green City Midterm Project
• Humid, subtropical climate
-Hot, humid summers
-Mild to cool winters (no snow!)
- is about the population of Detroit
- offers an in-between for LDC development
- SA cities jump from pop. of 1 million to 400,000
- problem: divide between rural & urban areas
- what we do:
- population of 885,000
- integrate ag. with urban
•199,125,000 square feet (43560 acres) residential housing
•885,000 acres of agricultural land to support our city
The construction of this city is to embark on a new era as an active effort to lessen developing countries' negative effects on the environment.
• Not a lot of viable, immediate options, but will use policy to encourage transition to renewable sources
• Encourage public transportation (uses electricity)
• Very likely future alternatives:
-Initial cost of $400 million for 100 million gallon/year production (100 gallons of ethanol per dry ton)
- $1.91 per gallon
How Much We’ll Need?
Funding Opportunities in addtion to South African Government
• Average price in South Africa: 8-16 cents per kWh
• Our price: 15.993
o Wind (terrestrial): 9.7 cents
o Solar (photovoltaic): 21 cents
o Tidal: 21 cents
Current levelized costs are 12-30 cents; future levelized costs are 8-12 cents
o Algae: 17 cents
o Wind (off-shore): 24.3 cents
• How we’ll pay for it:
o Utility fees
•US uses 12,391.37 kWh per capita•With 885,000 people (US energy consumption), we will need about 11 million MW o10,966,362,450 kWh, or 10,966,362.45 MW
drinking, wastewater and irrigation
City Funded Buildings
• helical wind turbine technology
• solar panels
• rainwater catchment systems
• rooftop gardens
Why is zoning important?
•reduce initial cost
•control future growth
70 hospitals = ~$98,000,000
20 clinics = ~$1,200,000
2 universities = $1,000,000,000
102 schools = ~$1,479,000,000
government buildings = ~$1,400,000
TOTAL = ~$2,579,600,000
-occurs in the headworks and clarifiers
-occurs at the oxidation ponds, chlorination basins, treatment marshes and enhancement marshes
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