• Dematerialization: a changing paradigm in architecture 

    Brown, Meredith; Lutz-Carillo, Sky (2011-06-14)
    A look at dematerialization, the reduction in the amount of materials required for various purposes, with a focus on how it applies sustainable architecture. This paper presents the case that society is adopting "a new ...
  • Final report: phase 2 

    Carter, Robert (2013-03-05)
    Final report for the project Ensuring Access in Perpetuity to Sustainability Content Using the University of Texas Digital Repository, a project to collect and archive materials created under Meadows Foundation grant ...
  • Flows 

    Astrich, Robert N.; Walters, Briana (2011-08-24)
    This paper considers architecture as a a series of overlapping processes and flows that make up the lifecycle of an architectural project. It analyzes this lifecycle in the context of five primary flows-- raw materials, ...
  • 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 ...
  • The High Line, New York, NY 

    Milovanovic-Bertram, Smilja (2013-02-08)
    Visual documentation of the New York City High Line, an elevated rail line renovated to create a public park and greenspace between 2006 and 2011. Designed by James Corner/Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro; ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Interventions at Favela Prado Lopes 

    Lara, Fernando (2012-10-08)
    A collection of images showing the process of re-building favela Prado Lopes, a notoriously violent neighborhood northeast of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photographs by Fernando Lara, 7/19/2010
  • Lecture 1, part 1: the railway station: a tower of babel 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler looks at the railway station's importance in 19th century Europe in terms of its impact on social interaction, people's concepts of time, and economic and technological change. Over the years, the railway station's ...
  • Lecture 1, part 2: foundations of sustainable design: railway stations between place and node 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler presents a discussion of the concepts of space, place, and nodes, and how these concepts play into our notions of urban environment and transportation design.
  • Lecture 1, part 3: railway stations: the power of place 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler presents images of railway stations around the world to provide context for considering railway station design.
  • Lecture 1: introduction 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    In his Introduction, Dr. Kohler presents a brief overview of his research and ideas, gives an outline of the seminar and its objectives, and discusses the fundamental concepts that inform the seminar's approach to sustainable ...
  • Lecture 2: Life cycle assessment, certification and life cycle management 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    In this lecture, Dr. Kohler examines how architects and policy makers evaluate the overall impact of architectural projects on the environment. Dr. Kohler emphasizes the complications that arise when we attempt to convert ...
  • Lecture 3: Foundations of sustainable design: The time of railway stations 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    In this lecture, Dr. Kohler briefly discusses different philosophical concepts of time, with a particular emphasis on theories of time as a social framework. He then applies these considerations of time as an abstract ...
  • Lecture 4: Foundations of sustainable design: Cultural aspects of sustainable development 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler discusses culture as a form of "intangible capital", and the difficulties in trying to preserve cultural resources in the face of many factors of social change, including globalization and a growing population ...
  • Lecture 5: Flows - railway stations 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Flows-- the transference of people, resources, information, and/or energy within a system-- has always been a crucial factor in the design of individual architectural projects, and to an even greater extent in the design ...
  • Life cycle assessment 

    Powell, Ashleigh; Singer, Brad (2011-08-24)
    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) represents an emerging methodology aimed at comprehensively evaluating the environmental impacts of products, processes, or services through their life span. In the field of architecture, this ...