• Austin climate data 

    Ward, Natalie (2011-06-14)
    An overview of the climate conditions that impact on the energy efficiency of construction projects in Austin, Texas. Data is presented on various factors, including temperature, precipitation, daylight, and wind.
  • Daylight performance in mid/large buildings: basics, strategies, technologies 

    Astrich, Bobby; Morris, Alex; Walters, Briana (2011-06-14)
    An examination of the lighting requirements of mid- to large-scale building projects, with a focus on the utilization of natural daylight. The paper considers the sorts of tasks to be performed in different rooms/sections ...
  • 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 ...
  • How to 

    Milovanovic-Bertram, Smilja; Hauser, Johanna (2013-02-25)
    A broad overview of the issues involved in designing sustainable buildings, and of how various construction methods and design features are used in sustainable architecture. Topics covered are: envelope, lighting, heating, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Thermal performance in mid/large buildings : in hot, humid climates 

    Galloway, Ross; Brown, Meredith (2011-08-16)
    This paper presents on overview of several vernacular and passive strategies as an alternative to the standard HVAC system. It examines the performance demands of large buildings in Austin, Texas and addresses several ...