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    Fried Augenbroe: COA Research Forum
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-10-29) Augenbroe, Godfried ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
    Since 1997, Fried Augenbroe heads the Building Technology area in the Doctoral Program in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA, where he teaches graduate courses and conducts research in the fields of building performance concepts and simulation, control of smart systems, e-Business, system monitoring and diagnostics. He has also established an active research record in building process studies, construction project management, web hosted collaboration, and knowledge management, dealing with the development of software tools, their interoperability and their business integration. In the field of energy modeling Augenbroe has led large building energy simulation projects for the development and application of energy saving technologies in buildings and residential construction. He has developed building energy performance metrics for large institutional real estate managers such as the General Services Administration in the US. He is also active in the development of Communities of Practice exploiting the emergence of WEB 2.0 social computing environments. As one of the first applications he is developing a CoP in healthcare design.
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    A Scholar Looks at the Centennial: Atlanta in 1908
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-01-29) Craig, Robert M. ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
    After a brief summary of his writing projects underway which are in part generated by the timing of the Centennial of the Architecture Program at Georgia Tech (1908-2008), Robert M. Craig addresses the question of the Atlanta architectural scene 100 years ago, when students began architectural studies at Georgia Tech.
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    Confronting An Uncertain Future: Planning in the Era of Climate Change and Other Global Crises
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-08-30) Guhathakurta, Subhrajit ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Geographic Information Systems ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of City and Regional Planning
    We are living in an age of uncertainty that is unique at several levels. The current economic downturn precipitated by the U.S. subprime mortgage debacle, the potential for catastrophic climate change, the two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more generally the war on terror, profoundly affects our ability to plan for a secure future. These unfolding events point to an immensely complex world with multiple layers of uncertain drivers and unknown "tipping points" and “Black Swans”. Now, more than ever, the most significant issues impacting cities and regions are forces outside their borders. This presentation is about confronting these challenges and finding a pathway to articulate the uncertainties through a different form of planning. Along the way I will discuss the evolving concept of sustainability and an approach to planning with hierarchical scenarios. I will also illustrate our efforts to develop some novel modeling and visualization tools to monitor and communicate sustainability indicators.
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    Systems, Modeling and Performance in Architecture
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-01-31) Brown, Jason ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Architecture
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    Smart Space and Interactive Architecture: Making Technology-Empowered Living Labs at NCKU
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-10-11) Jeng, Taysheng ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture ; National Cheng Kung University
    Digital technologies continue to proliferate, enabling ever smarter devices, materials and space to change the way we interact with our built environment. While smarter materials, devices, and space can be pervasively embedded in our built environment, it is likely to change the way we live and how buildings perform. This lecture provides an overview of smart space and interactive architecture relating to the design and implementation of technology-empowered living labs at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. The NCKU architecture living labs create new spaces to ignite creativity and interactivity, including Green Classroom, Interactive Studio, Robotic Architecture, Smart Home, and Augmented Garden. Examples of some research projects are presented to demonstrate sustainable, sensing, and responsive capabilities of smart space and interactive architecture.
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    Introducing New Voices in Design Research, Fall 2019
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-11-08) Oh, HyunJoo ; Raymond, Elora ; Roark, Ryan ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Design ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Architecture ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of City and Regional Planning ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Industrial Design ; Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Interactive Computing
    New faculty members in the College of Design share their research.
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    An Energy‐Aware, Agent‐Based Maintenance‐Scheduling Framework to Improve Occupant Satisfaction
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-31) Song, Xinyi ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
    Facility management has become increasingly challenging due to complex building systems that generate more diverse and complex maintenance issues. Facility managers and staff must deal with many daily maintenance requests despite various limitations, such as limited budgets and staff, which can cause delay in responding to some maintenance requests. A scheduling framework is proposed in this research to assist in improving facility management efficiency. In practice, maintenance work is scheduled according to various priorities. For example, facility managers first consider the impact of each problem in terms of system failure and safety. In addition to those two factors, the framework considers both energy efficiency and occupant satisfaction. It first quantified occupant satisfaction with data from current building maintenance work. An empirical study on occupant satisfaction was done based on classical disconfirmation theory and referenced post‐occupancy evaluation (POE) research. A survey was designed to collect data to quantify occupant satisfaction. Based on the disconfirmation theory, an agent‐based model was then developed to prioritize maintenance work to achieve maximum occupant satisfaction. Subsequently, a building energy model was simulated in EnergyPlus to quantify the impact of different aspects of a faulty HVAC system on energy consumption. Finally, the framework was tested through simulation and the results showed that occupant satisfaction level and building energy efficiency were improved by 30 and 97%, respectively, when using the framework.
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    Solar Decathlon
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-27) Gentry, T. Russell ; Brown, Jason ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
    After taking sixth place in the international Solar Decathlon competition hosted by the Department of Energy, Georgia Tech’s "Icarus" is now open for tours in its new location on campus. Georgia Tech's Solar Decathlon House harnesses and celebrates the sun's power. As in the Greek tale of the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus who embarked on a flight to the sun, so too the modern fascination with building "lighter" and more "transparent" buildings is presumed to be at odds with "energy conservation." And yet, at no other time in the history of construction have advances in materials technology and energy systems design rendered Icarus' vision more realizable. Exploring the paradox of "lightness" and "energy conservation" is the inspiration that guides the design and construction of Georgia Tech's Solar Decathlon House.
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    The Stadium in Conflict: Soccer Wars, Detention Camps, and Urbanicide
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-01-26) Flowers, Benjamin ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
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    Researching Suburban Retrofits
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-08-25) Dunham-Jones, Ellen ; Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
    What is the state of current research on retrofitting suburbia and what are some of the research questions and new tools that are on the horizon? This presentation begins with an overview of the author's work to date with June Williamson on urban design strategies for re-inhabiting, redeveloping and regreening underperforming suburban properties into more sustainable places. It follows with discussion of the many opportunities for scaling up these strategies and developing more robust databases and performance metrics in future interdisciplinary collaborations.