Design Program / Goals for Our Project

Point of View Statement

Enter a refined POV statement that succinctly describes the essential user needs that you're designing a solution to provide. This will likely be based on your earlier POV statements, but may have evolved and updated based on your continued exploration and refining of your understanding of the problems throughout the Ideating phase of the design thinking process.


Bob, a successful landlord of a large building in the city, needs a way to modify his building to reduce the energy used because it is really expensive to run the building.

Design Program / Goals

The design goals that our team has chosen to target as we address the needs that we've identified include:

  • Design Goal 1 ( Decrease energy usage within the building )
    • How is it measured?
    • Joules (J)
    • What level will you target?
    • 10% less energy consumption is our goal
  • Design Goal 2 ( Capture solar energy to be used in the building )
    • How is it measured?
    • Kilowatts (KW) the measure of electricity
    • Sunlight in kilowatts per square meter (kWh/m^2)
    • What level will you target?
    • Reduce use of energy indoor (expect renewable energy)
    • Produce renewable energy
  • Design Goal 3 ( Insulate the building )
    • How is it measured?
    • It can be measured in kWh ( measured of how many kW are used to maintain the temperature inside the building.
    • What level will you target?
    • We will target the decrease of electricity used to power HVAC systems by 30%