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Enabling healthy and resilient energy systems for buildings and communities

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  |  Channel: Energy, Regeneration

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation and the Georgia Conservancy’s Blueprints for Successful Communities, a state-wide planning initiative, are partnering with the Georgia Tech College of Architecture on the first phase of an exciting long-term project, the Mission Zero Corridor in west Georgia.

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Process, Sustainability

The practice of green building has caused significant changes in the construction industry, exposing architects to new legal liabilities. The objective of this paper is to investigate, identify and clarify the understanding of architects’ professional liability risks associated with the design and construction of green buildings and how to manage those risks.

By Helena O’Connor (Perkins+Will)
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Contribution
  |  Channel: Energy, Process, Technology

Daylight harvesting in architecture is a complicated task as the most prominent characteristic of daylight is its variability.

By David Mead (WSP Built Ecology)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Health, Process, Sustainability, Water

This paper discusses building commissioning, particularly focusing on capturing design intent throughout the project lifecycle. Cost-implications, benefits, and roles of agents are discussed. Tools and applications aimed at facilitating the process are presented.

By Ajla Aksamija (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Health, Sustainability, Technology

North House is a prototype of a net-positive energy solar powered residence. It implements a Distributed Responsive System of Skins (DReSS), Central Home Automation Server (CHAS), and an Adaptive Living Interface System (ALIS) to achieve a net-positive energy profile. It is part of a larger interdisciplinary and inter-institutional exploration of responsive envelopes.

By Geoffrey Thün (University of Michigan),
Kathy Velikov (University of Michigan)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Process, Technology

The objective of this paper is to provide some insight into how HVAC systems are changing to meet the drive towards lower energy usage. The paper is primarily focusing on trends, observed by the author in designs which have been highlighted in research journals and project work. A case study is provided which highlights how some of the trends have been implemented on a current design.

By Robert Tazelaar (Arup)
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  |  Channel: Education, Energy, Process, Technology

The Design team for the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University determined that the west-facing glass wall presented challenges to the usability and conditioning of that space. The team determined that a double-skin wall was the best solution, and performed a series of studies to validate that choice.

By Mark Walsh (Perkins+Will),
Christopher Augustyn (Affiliated Engineers),
Matthew Brugman (Affiliated Engineers)