• 41 Cooper Square (Cooper Union academic and student services building) 

      Milovanovic-Bertram, Smilja (2011)
      Visual documentation of the Cooper Union Academic and Student Services Building, New York, NY. Designed by Morphosis Architects, Inc., with Gruzen Sampton, LLP (associate architects). Designed 2004-2006; built 2006-2009. ...
    • Architect Éolo Maia: Barca do Sol Residential Building 

      Lara, Fernando (2010-07-14)
      Condominium complex, designed by Éolo Maia and Márcio Lima, built in 1976. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photograph by Fernando Lara, 7/14/2010.
    • Architect Éolo Maia: Edifício Rainha da Sucata 

      Lara, Fernando (2010-07-14)
      Built in 1982, designed by Éolo Maia and Sylvio Podestá. Officially called The Touristic Support Center building, it was given the nickname Rainha da Sucata ("Queen of Scrap"). The building currently houses the Museu de ...
    • Architect Humberto Hermeto: Villa Rizza 

      Lara, Fernando (2010-07-14)
      Original villa built in the 1920s; expanded to create a bar and restaurant in 2005. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photograph by Fernando Lara, 7/14/2010.
    • Architects Mendes da Rocha: Museum of Mines and Metal 

      Lara, Fernando (2010-07-14)
      Situated on the Praça da Liberdade (Liberty Square) Cultural Corridor, the museum occupies the Prédio Rosa building where the headquarters of the State Department of Education were formerly located. Renovation by by Paolo ...
    • Arup's environmental strategies: engineering + sustainability + architecture. Based on a lecture by Michael Sweeney. 

      Storer, Lisa; Yang, Chia-Hui (2009-11)
      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 ...
    • Austin climate data 

      Ward, Natalie (2009-10)
      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.
    • The case for geothermal energy 

      Cutright, Bruce L. (2009-10-29)
      Geothermal energy has historically played a minor role in addressing the energy needs of the United States due to a number of factors, including the high front-end cost of systems and the fact that only certain locations ...
    • Case studies 

      Milovanovic-Bertram, Smilja; Hauser, Johanna (2011-07-24)
      The overall topic of sustainable architecture is examined by looking at six "camps" within the sustainability movement, each of which emphasizes a different viewpoint and set of goals for sustainable design. Case studies ...
    • Cultural aspects of sustainable development 

      Fithian, Cody; Powell, Ashleigh (2009-11)
      The history of humanity's struggle for survival has produced a mindset that values production and consumption. But it has become increasingly obvious that this mindset has become outdated as the planet's population threatens ...
    • Daylight performance in mid/large buildings: basics, strategies, technologies 

      Astrich, Bobby; Morris, Alex; Walters, Briana (2009-10)
      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 ...
    • Dematerialization: a changing paradigm in architecture 

      Brown, Meredith; Lutz-Carillo, Sky (2009-11)
      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 (2013-02-27)
      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 (2009-11)
      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 (2009-11)
      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 (2009-10)
      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 (2012-05-31)
      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 (2011-07)
      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 (2009-10)
      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 (2009-11)
      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.