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ESL energy tool demonstrates how policy can help clean air

ESL energy tool demonstrates how policy can clean air

posted July 25, 2014
A model for measuring electricity savings and air quality improvements resulting from building code changes, developed by researchers at the Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory, was recently cited in a Harvard Law School Environmental Policy Initiative paper.
New plants tested in green roof study atop Langford A building

New plants installed in green roof study atop Langford A

posted June 6, 2014
Cooler weather will soon greet the assortment of greenery atop building A of Texas A&M’s Langford Architecture Center as a research project begun in 2012 to learn what plants will thrive on green roofs and green walls in Texas’ often hostile climate continues.
Renowned environmental activist lectures at Texas A&M in April

Noted environmental activist McKibben talks about climate

posted March 26, 2014
Bill McKibben, who the Boston Globe called one of the United States’ most important environmentalists, visited Texas A&M to talk about the threat of global warming and the international movement to end humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Researchers evaluating light pipe potential in new Daylighting Lab

Light pipe tests under way at daylighting lab

posted November 26, 2013
An innovative, energy saving lighting system that can pipe healthy, full-spectrum daylight more than 40 feet into a building and potentially raise worker productivity is being tested at the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Daylighting Laboratory.
AS+GG’s sustainable city design selected for Kazakhstan expo

Smith’s firm wins global design contest

posted November 26, 2013
Expo City, the focal point of Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, a world’s fair showcasing the latest developments in renewable energy sources, will be built from a design by a Chicago firm co-founded by Adrian Smith, an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Haberl honored by international building energy modeling group

Haberl named fellow of international energy organization

posted October 11, 2013
After almost three decades spent finding energy saving solutions for commercial and residential buildings, Jeff Haberl, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, was recently elevated to a fellow in the International Building Performance Simulation Association.
Students propose energy-saving plans for new Northgate highrise

Students propose energy-saving plans for mix-use complex

posted May 28, 2013
Measures to reduce energy use in a high-profile Northgate mixed-use residential development were detailed in construction proposals prepared this spring by construction science students at Texas A&M.
Ph.D. student works to green building practices in colonias

Ph.D. project targets greening of colonias home construction

posted May 24, 2013
After investigating home building practices common in Texas colonias, impoverished areas near the Mexico border, a Texas A&M architecture Ph.D. student is working to share affordable, energy efficient construction techniques and home designs with colonias residents.
Conventional, energy-efficient residences compared in study

Qatar study looks at energy efficiency of dissimilar homes

posted May 7, 2013
The difference in energy consumption between two homes in Qatar — one built to a strict energy efficiency standard and the other using conventional construction — is being evaluated in a Texas A&M College of Architecture study.
Energy lab's recommended code revisions yield savings for Texas

Texans realize energy savings from ESL recommended codes

posted April 24, 2013
Texans enjoyed lower home electric bills and cleaner air after state legislators in 2001 adopted new energy and construction codes for single-family residences, according to a report from scientists from the Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory.
Architecture prof leads effort to design energy-saving software

Culp leads software design effort at ESL

posted April 23, 2013
A building energy use "tune-up" procedure developed by researchers at the Texas A&M Energy Systems Lab has so far yielded more than $100 million in energy savings from little more than 300 client buildings, said Charles Culp, professor of architecture and ESL associate director.
Ph.D. student eying effectiveness of occupancy-based HVAC system

Ph.D. study eying occupancy-based HVAC system

posted March 11, 2013
Significant energy savings could be realized in small homes in hot climates with an air conditioning system being researched by Simge Andolsun, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, that cools rooms based on where people are at different times during the day.
Interdisciplinary emphasis yields Regan Prize for Fernández-Solís

CoSci professor earns 2012 Regan Prize

posted March 6, 2013
An emphasis on interdisciplinary education has netted José Fernández-Solís, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, the 2012 J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Faculty Prize.
Principal from top design firm appears at Rowlett Lecture Series

BNIM principal heads 2013 Rowlett Lecture

posted March 1, 2013
Steve McDowell, director of design and principal at BNIM, a design and planning firm recognized by the American Institute of Architects as its 2011 firm of the year, spoke at Texas A&M’s Rowlett Lecture Series April 19 at Rudder Theatre on the Texas A&M campus.
CoSci professor heads Qatar  building energy use project

CoSci prof heads Qatar building energy use project

posted February 28, 2013
Disparities between the potential and actual energy use of four buildings in Qatar will be investigated by a research team led by John Bryant, an associate professor of construction science who also serves on the engineering faculty at Texas A&M University at Qatar.