Development of the Peak Oil Homestead Example Project has been really dragging, so I’m going to kick it into high gear to keep things exciting and also more relevant to all types of PeakOilDesign projects.
We need to create more assumptions for the Homestead Example in order to develop the requirements further. This will take the problem from the realm of general application to the specific, so our focus should remain more than ever on the process itself.
Topography: 20 acres former farmland, 20 acres timber, small stream
Weather: 34”/year precipitation; Avg winter temps 10-40 ° F; Avg summer temps 50-85 ° F
I’ve also updated the ORD for the project using some previously unassigned requirements. They were assigned as follows:
Objective 1.1: The Homestead will provide enough power for 4 people.
Requirement 4.1.1: The Homestead shall have railings (per Spec XYZ) on all exposed stairways.
Requirement 4.1.2: The Homestead shall provide safety protection for all sharp corners per Spec ABC.
Requirement 4.1.3: The Homestead shall provide safety barriers (per Spec AAA) around all hazardous areas and devices.
Orphan Requirement The electrical system shall provide protection for electrical outlets per Spec AAA.
(This requirement will fit under an as yet undefined higher-level requirement.)
Requirement 126.96.36.199: The water system shall provide potable tap water at 50 ° F – 86 ° F.
Requirement 188.8.131.52: The water system shall provide potable tap water at 112 ° F – 145 ° F.
Requirement 184.108.40.206 The water system shall provide a source shut-off mechanism.
Requirement 220.127.116.11 The water system shall remain above 40 ° F at all points.