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    ZESC   Zero Energy Summer Camp 2013
4-day workshop that introduces advanced concepts of zero energy building and occupant comfort using architectural approaches to design and simulation rather than an engineering framework. 
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    hawaii   Lighting in Buildings. Methods and Tools for Efficient Lighting Design
These 4-hour workshops held in Hawaii explored cutting edge methods and tools available to lighting and other design professionals, and industry representatives to design effective, creative, low energy luminous environments.
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    japan   Architecture . Energy . 2011
A workshop on energy efficient and high performance building. Participants from top Japanese offices worked with L+U to imagine different ways of conceiving low-energy architecture in the wake of the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.
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    dashboard   Building Performance Dashboard
A dashboard to display building performance data for a variety of audiences, from the casual occupant to the enganged manager.
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    monitoring   Building Performance Monitoring
Design and installation of custom manufactured components including a weather station and sensor arrays to provide data points to track energy use, system performance, heat distribution, and variables related to occupant comfort.
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    residential energy and comfort   Residential Energy and Comfort
A set of data processing and data visualization tools that give designers and builders quick feedback for assessing design alternatives for the high performance home.
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      Zero-Energy House
Ten years of research went into the production of California's first zero-energy single family house designed to use no air-conditioning in the Central Valley, a climate with severe diurnal temperature swings.
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Retail Projects  
      “The Dance of a Summer Day: Le Corbusier's Sarabhai House in Ahmedabad, India" in Traditional Dwellings and Settlement Review (TDSR), Volume XIV, No. 11, 2003, p. 65-80.
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      “The Delusion of Easy Answers: The Ahmedabad Pol House as a Model for Sustainable Development” in Traditional Dwelling and Settlements Working Papers Series, Vol. 66, 1995, p. 80-118.
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      “The Indian Monsoon: Building Thermal Performance and Cultural Expectations” in Architecture + Culture Proceedings, International Research Symposium, Carleton University, 1992, p. 106-113.
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      "Oak Alley: The Heavy Mass Plantation House" from Eleventh National Passive Solar Conference Proceedings, American Solar Energy Society, 1986.
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      "Energy Pitfalls and Interpretive Opportunities in Regional House Museums" with E. Cizek from Building Redesign and Energy Challenges Conference, American Institute of Architects, 1984.
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    Daylighting Software   "Simulating and Visualizing Annual Daylighting Performance" presentation from the 13th International Radiance Workshop in London. Presented by Stephen Wasilewski on September 3rd.
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    Daylighting Software   "Comparative Evaluation of Four Daylighting Software Programs"
from Proceedings of the 1998 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, ACEEE, 1998, p. 3.325-340.
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State Insurance Compensation Fund (SCIF), San Francisco, CA
Curtainwall options were analyzed with a suite of simulation tools including energy modeling, daylight modeling and thermal comfort software to evaluating and resolving multiple performance criteria.
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      "Daylighting Design: Advanced Window Wall Design in Practice" from Proceedings of the 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, August 2002, p. 3.385-3.400.
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      Thermal Autonomy as Metric and Design Process Vancouver, BC
Thermal Autonomy is a metric and design process that links the occupant comfort to climate, building fabric and building operation by measuring how much of the available ambient energy resources a building can harness rather than how much fuel heating and cooling systems will consume.

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    vancouver   Stanford Graduate Housing Studios 3 & 4 Palo Alto, CA
Building monitoring, daylighting, and energy analysis for a post-occupancy evaluation. Inexpensive shading device add-ons helped the University save on energy costs and mechanical plant. Study Completed 2001.

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      The Big Lab, Amgen Center for Science Learning, Los Angeles,CA
In the courtyard of this teaching lab, exterior climatic conditions can be both mediated and exaggerated. Predictive methods were developed including advance shade simulation, micro-climate and comfort analysis to asses the impact from the different variables.
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        “Mending Webs: How to Think About Ecological/Green/Sustainable Design” in arcCA Architecture California, Vol. 5 No. 4, 2005, pp. 12-15.
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        “The Role of Daylighting in LEED Certification: A Comparative Evaluation of Documentation Methods” with Karen Carrier, Proceedings of the 2005 Solar World Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2005.
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        "The Myth of the Ecological Vernacular" in Design Book Review, Issue 20 Spring 1991, pp. 27-29.
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