Green Research and Education for Ecological Networks (GREEN)
With support from the National Science Foundation, the Green Research and Education for Ecological Networks (GREEN) house will host an expanding community of scientists, writers and educators who work at this experimental forest near Blue River, Ore. Besides being constructed with energy-efficient design, local materials and operated with renewable energy, the facility will have imbedded sensors to monitor such things as its energy usage, air quality and carbon footprint. The construction was featured in the Fall 2012 Andrews Forest newsletter.
The GREEN house sensor network measures internal wall space temperature, internal living space temperature and relative humidity, outside temperature and relative humidity, and above insulation attic air temperature. Displayed data (discontinued in 2018) are statistics over 15-minute time periods.
In 2017, an "Andrews GREEN House Teachers Guide" was created that guides students through a series of hands-on exercises. The guide teaches students about the history of the GREEN House, the location of the Andrews Forest LTER, and how it has become a rich resource for research and education. Exercises include a GREEN Building Brainstorm, a Draft, Design and Draw section, a Data Quest that is used to help students locate and explore real-time data at the Andrews Forest, the GREENHouse, and discovery of real-time data for the students' location.
The guide also includes a section on the Environment where the students use images and Google Earth locations explore and analyze their ecosystem and learn about micro-climates. The guide is a comprehensive set of exercises that span the research domain from planning and building, data analysis, arts and humanities, and indoor air quality and pairs with the datasets obtain during the first 5 years after construction was complete.
Provisional datasets are available via the Andrews Forest data portal in both 15-minute and daily time steps for the period of record 2013 - 2018. The data collection program was discontinued in 2018 and the sensors were repurposed to be part of the Andrews Forest core climate program.
Green Research and Education for Ecological Networks (GREEN): 7d overview plots (updates discontinued 2018)
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Caution: These are provisional real-time data
that have not been quality checked! These data will change.