The Ray C. Anderson Foundation and the Georgia Conservancyâ€™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.
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.
This article discusses a research/teaching collaboration between Perkins+Will and the University of Cincinnati and a unique design studio that was initiated as part of this collaboration.
Todd Snapp (Perkins+Will),
Michael Hodge (Gensler),
Ming Tang (University of Cincinnati)
This article describes the importance of the effect of heat flow and moisture on the building’s exterior enclosure.
Jean-Claude Lesaca (Perkins+Will)
This article explores a theoretical building envelope that generates energy and produces water by drawing water vapor out of the air to deliver new sources of water; it lowers indoor humidity in hot and humid climates.
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.
High-performance, energy-efficient buildings require a different design approach than conventional buildings. This article discusses relationships between building performance simulations and design, as well as the role of building performance research in architectural practice.
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.
Kathy Velikov (University of Michigan)
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.
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.
Christopher Augustyn (Affiliated Engineers),
Matthew Brugman (Affiliated Engineers)