RELi is a comprehensive response to the urgent need for resiliency in Design + Planning. Sustaining a reasonable level of safety and quality in our day to day lives now requires that we collectively respond to the weather extremes, economic disruption + resource depletion that are becoming common place globally, regionally, and locally. Resiliency involves... Read more »
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.
Ecoshed planning closes the loop of water and nutrients – the Resource Infinity Loop – by reclaiming wastewater through natural processes and reusing it for urban farming.
This study analyzes life cycle assessment for a selected group of flooring materials where they are compared and examined for both environmental and economic factors.
This paper explores the application of water throughout the healthcare setting - from source to sewer - and examine the multitude of uses where conservation interventions are both possible and necessary.
The purpose of this white paper is to review cathodic corrosion protection, common techniques for depositing zinc coatings, alternative chemicals that can be used for plating, and alternative techniques for metal deposition.
In partnership with Texas A&M University and Arlington Free Clinic, this study investigated effectiveness of design in addressing clients' and users' needs and objectives.
Tama Duffy Day (Gensler),
Jamie Huffcut (Gensler),
Samira Pasha (Texas A&M University)
This study investigates developments of a closed-loop system that localizes wastewater treatment for food production within urban settings.
The paper examines available rating systems for new and existing buildings, but does not cover single family residential rating systems.