The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture: Emergy Analysis (Book)

The laws of thermodynamics—and their implications for architecture—have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of energy. The Hierarchy

The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture: Emergy Analysis (Book)

The laws of thermodynamics—and their implications for architecture—have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of energy. The Hierarchy

Comparison of Energy-based Indicators used in LCA Tools

Traditionally, building rating systems focused on, among others, energy used during operational stage. Recently, there is a strong push by these rating systems to include the life cycle energy use of buildings, particularly using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), by offering

Comparison of Energy-based Indicators used in LCA Tools

Traditionally, building rating systems focused on, among others, energy used during operational stage. Recently, there is a strong push by these rating systems to include the life cycle energy use of buildings, particularly using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), by offering

Dynamic- Building Information Modeling (Dynamic-BIM) Workbench

What is vastly missing is the “connecting glue” that seamlessly integrates Building Information Modeling (BIM), and energy and environmental analyses that supports building stakeholders to design, engineer, construction, and maintain buildings such they seek self-sustenance to prevail in competition with

Dynamic- Building Information Modeling (Dynamic-BIM) Workbench

What is vastly missing is the “connecting glue” that seamlessly integrates Building Information Modeling (BIM), and energy and environmental analyses that supports building stakeholders to design, engineer, construction, and maintain buildings such they seek self-sustenance to prevail in competition with

Solar Mobile Kiosk – Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Course

Co-taught with C. Hailey, this studio focused on designing and building an environment- friendly mobile outreach hut for the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability. Modeled on a bike trailer, this small-scale project allows for intensive exploration of material detail,

Solar Mobile Kiosk – Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Course

Co-taught with C. Hailey, this studio focused on designing and building an environment- friendly mobile outreach hut for the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability. Modeled on a bike trailer, this small-scale project allows for intensive exploration of material detail,

Re(de)fining Net Zero Energy Definitions: Renewable Emergy Balance (REB)

Currently, buildings are design for optimal operational energy use and not for its embodied energy content. This may be a failing strategy for the larger sustainability of buildings since operational energy is only a portion of all the energies that

Re(de)fining Net Zero Energy Definitions: Renewable Emergy Balance (REB)

Currently, buildings are design for optimal operational energy use and not for its embodied energy content. This may be a failing strategy for the larger sustainability of buildings since operational energy is only a portion of all the energies that

Realtime Building Airflow

One of the problems in “green” building design is that the current tools used to evaluate building’s thermal and airflow behaviors allow performance analysis of new and existing buildings extremely time-consuming. Owing to rigorous computational effort that is required for

Realtime Building Airflow

One of the problems in “green” building design is that the current tools used to evaluate building’s thermal and airflow behaviors allow performance analysis of new and existing buildings extremely time-consuming. Owing to rigorous computational effort that is required for

Human Building Interaction (HBI) Model: Use of CFD and Augmented Reality

The method I developed for realtime airflow simulations supported the Human-Building Interaction (HBI) model I co-developed with Dr. Ali Malkawi (Harvard GSD) , where users can situate in an actual space, and with the aid of an Augmented Reality (AR)

Human Building Interaction (HBI) Model: Use of CFD and Augmented Reality

The method I developed for realtime airflow simulations supported the Human-Building Interaction (HBI) model I co-developed with Dr. Ali Malkawi (Harvard GSD) , where users can situate in an actual space, and with the aid of an Augmented Reality (AR)