• 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 ...
  • Standards of human comfort: relative and absolute 

    Fincher, Warren; Boduch, Michael (2011-10-25)
    An examination of the factors that affect the quality of comfort in an architectural environment, including temperature, lighting, humidity, and air quality. The paper also considers the variability of individual and ...
  • 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 ...