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dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Timothy Lawrence
dc.contributor.author DeCarr, Kayla
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-24T12:52:51Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-24T12:52:51Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/9652
dc.description.abstract Wine making is an energy intensive process. Energy efficiency improvements and on-site renewable energy generation can significantly reduce a winery’s energy demand. This project provides a case study of energy reduction efforts at two small-scale wineries: Shadow Springs Vineyard and Winders Run Cellars in Hamptonville, North Carolina. The analysis includes: 1) an examination of historical electricity utility bills, 2) an energy assessment equivalent to the ASHRAE Level 2 audit specifications, and 3) an evaluation of on-site solar photovoltaic generation. Findings summarize current energy use, provide recommendations for reducing energy consumption, and discuss how the lessons learned in this case study might scale across the rapidly growing North Carolina wine industry. en_US
dc.subject energy efficiency, clean energy, solar, winery, energy assessment, North Carolina en_US
dc.title Reducing Energy Consumption at North Carolina Wineries: A Case Study of Shadow Springs Vineyard and Windsor Run Cellars en_US
dc.type Masters' project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
duke.embargo.months 0 en_US

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