• Arup's environmental strategies: engineering + sustainability + architecture. Based on a lecture by Michael Sweeney. 

    Storer, Lisa; Yang, Chia-Hui (2011-06-14)
    This paper looks at SPeAR (Sustainable Project Appraisal Routine), the standard created by the architectural design firm Arup to benchmark sustainability in architectural projects. It examines the practical application of ...
  • Geothermal systems: system types, applicability and environmental impacts 

    Morris, Alex; Sheets, Andrea (2011-08-24)
    Geothermal energy is often overlooked during discussions of green and sustainable energy sources. But due recent advances in technology and the rising cost of other energy sources, research now shows that geothermal systems ...
  • Green building materials: determining the true definition of green 

    Fithian, Cody; Sheets, Andrea (2011-08-24)
    As of fall 2009, there are over fifty regional and national green labeling programs throughout the United States. Each of these have similar yet quite different versions of rating systems and qualifying characteristics ...
  • Indirect/passive air-flow systems 

    Kang, Bhujon; Lutz-Carillo, Sky (2011-08-24)
    An examination of air-flow systems and how they may be utilized in sustainable architectural design to improve energy conservation and the comfort and health of occupants. This paper looks at various forms of natural ...
  • Indoor air quality 

    Kamholz, Jenna; Montry, Matthew (2011-08-24)
    Recent studies have shown that indoor air pollutant levels are often greater than the outdoor levels. This paper looks at types of pollutants and their causes, and describes various methods for improving indoor air quality.
  • Integrating energy performance software into Arc 334L; Environmental Controls II 

    Garrison, Michael; Matten, Steven (2011-09-26)
    This paper contains reviews of various software packages designed to allow architects and engineers to analyze the functional and energy performance of a building. The reviews were conducted to facilitate the integration ...