• 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Regional and historic standards of comfort 

    Kamholz, Jenna; Storer, Lisa (2009-10)
    A look at comfort, and the differences in our definitions and expectations of comfort through history and across cultures. This paper also considers the impact of technological advances in air conditioning on the perception ...
  • Thermal performance in mid/large buildings : in hot, humid climates 

    Galloway, Ross; Brown, Meredith (2009-10)
    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 ...