Reflections on Sustainability in the Built Environment

2019

2019.10.03 | Blog Post | Lord Aeck Sargent | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-18 | Lessons Learned from the Female Project Leaders

2019.09.25 | Conference Presentation | ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis | Monitoring-Aided Computational Analysis of Comfort in a Historic Farmhouse

2019.09.10 | Journal Article | APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology | Applications and Validation of Building Performance Analysis for a Georgia Farmhouse

2019.07.11 | Blog Post | Kendeda Fund Living Building Chronicle | Architects have gotten serious about operational carbon — what’s next?

2019.06.17 | Blog Post | Katerra | Sustainability at Katerra, Pt. 1

2019.04.14 | Presentation | Atlanta AIA COTE | The 2030 Challenge Experience So Far

2019.03.26 | Blog Post | Lord Aeck Sargent | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-17 | The Photovoltaic System Design

2019.01.10 | Technical Paper | NCACESD 2019 | A Holistic Approach for a More Meaningful Reduction in Carbon Impacts of Buildings

2018

2018.12.10 | Blog Post | Laboratory Equipment | Getting to Zero – Taking Action on Carbon

2018.11.01 | Blog Post | Greenroofs.com | Green Roofs and Regenerative Design

2018.10.23 | Blog Post | Lord Aeck Sargent | Exploring the notion of regenerative design – II

2018.09.27 | Technical Presentation | The Role of Daylight Analysis in Design Decision-Making

2018.09.11 | Blog Post | Exploring the notion of regenerative design

2018.08.08 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-16 | Construction Updates from the Site-2, Salvaged Materials

2018.06.06 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-15 | Construction Updates from the Site-1

2018.03.23 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-14 | The Story of a Window on a Deep Green Building

2018.01.26 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part -13 | Looking Back at the Design Phases. Republished on 2018.01.31.

2017

2017.12.07 | Blog Post | How to design sustainability into an architectural practice (This is part 2 to a July 2016 blog post titled Designing a Practice that Designs Green Buildings). Republished on 2017.12.18.

2017.10.23 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-12 | Net Positive Energy 2: Building Performance Analysis

2017.09.28 | Technical Presentation | Net-Positive Energy Performance in the Southeast through an Integrative Design Process

2017.09.13 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-11 | The Role of Research

2017.08.06 | Magazine Article | Living Building at Georgia Tech: Designing and Operating for Health and Happiness

2017.08.02 | Blog Post | Restoring the ecological flows for net positive water (Reprint of the July post)

2017.07.14 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-10 | Water Balance, Part 2: Ecological Water Flows (Authored by others, compilation assistance only)

2017.07.11 | Featured in a Magazine Article | The Magic of Charrettes, July 2017 issue of Net Zero Buildings (Interviewed on daylighting)

2017.06.26 | Blog Post | Exploring a More Complete Definition of Architecture (Reprint of the May 5 post)

2017.05.22 | Blog Post | Atlanta Aims for Urban Resilience

2017.05.05 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-9 | Living Building Challenge – Designing Under the Influence

2017.03.31 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-8 | The Ripple Effect: Recent Partner Activity

2017.03.03 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 7 | Urban Agriculture

2017.02.10 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 6 | Net Positive Energy

2017.01.09 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 5 | Water Balance

2016

2016.12.16 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 4 | Design Panel Discussion

2016.11.07 | Blog Post |  A Living Building Project Journey, Part 3 | The Materials Working Group

2016.10.06 | Blog Post |  A Living Building Project Journey, Part 2 | Snippets from the Charrette

2016.09.02 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 1 | Setting the Stage

2016.07.29 | Blog Post | Designing a Practice that Designs Green Buildings

2016.04.22 | Blog Post | India Needs Community-Scale Approaches to Building Resilience and Reliability

2015

2015.12.29 | Blog Post | Green Building: 2015 In Retrospect

2015.11.17 | Blog Post | Green Workplace Features I’m Thankful For – II

2015.10.30 | Blog Post | Architecture and Access to Food

2015.10.21 | Blog Post | Will Transparency Make Us Better Designers?

2015.08.06 | Blog Post | Thermal Comfort in Buildings, It’s Personal!

2015.06.18 | Blog Post | Campus Sustainability Is Evolving

2015.03.15 | Blog Post | Building Energy Performance: Synergies and Conflicts

2015.02.22 | Blog Post | LEEDv4: A Deeper Dive Into Green Building

2015.02.10 | Blog Post | Client Leadership Enables Environmentally Responsible Architecture

2015.02.01 | Blog Post | Building Design Is Incomplete Without Energy Design

2014

2014.12.30 | Blog Post | A Sustainable Architecture Wishlist for 2015

2014.12.16 | Blog Post | Admitting Natural Lighting Into Your Building, Subtly

2014.11.24 | Blog Post | Green Workplace Features I’m Thankful For

2014.11.05 | Blog Post | Green Building Meets Designing For Health

2014.10.30 | Blog Post | Looking to Resilient Design for a Cyclone-Battered Coastal City in India

2014.07 | Technical Paper | Design Challenges in Daylighting a 650,000 sf Shipping and Distribution Warehouse

2013 and earlier

2013.04 | Technical Paper | Opportunities and Challenges in Employing Energy Analysis Early in the Integrated Design Process

2012.09.27 | Blog Post | Visakhapatnam and Architecture – I

2011.05 | Technical Paper | Facilitating Deeper Lighting Energy Savings in Open Offices Through Occupancy Controls and Improved Light Switch Locations

2009.05 | Technical Paper | Daylighting Analysis of a Classroom Space Using BIM Geometry and Next Generation Metrics

2007.09 | Magazine Article | Daylit Spaces, Productive Places

2007.05 | Technical Paper | An Assessment of Aiding DOE-2’s Simplified Daylighting Method with DAYSIM’s Daylight Illuminances

2005.05 | Technical Paper | Post Occupancy Design Intervention to Improve Comfort and Energy Performance in a Desert House

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