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ELM NYC

ECOLOGICAL

LIVING

MODULE

NEW YORK CITY

Yale CEA partnered with Gray Organschi Architecture and UNEP to demonstrate on-site net-zero self-sufficiency for energy, water and food.

NYC, USA, 2018

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Yale CEA: Anna Dyson, Hind Wildman, Nick Novelli, Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly-Etman, Kipp Bradford, Mandi Pretorius, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christopher Preusch, Marshall James, Paulo Pinheiro, Sheldon McLoed, George Graham, Adam Katzman, Kunhee Chang, Martin Man, Abena Bonna, Emma Crow-Willard, Valantyn Koziak


Gray Organschi Architecture: Lisa Gray, Alan Organschi, Larry Beddall, Elaina Berkowitz, Nathaniel Elmer, Kelley Johnson, Dan Kazer, Josh Kuhr, Seth Lauderdale, Parker Lee, Yanbo Li, Jackson Lindsay, Brittany Olivari, Augie Organschi, Andrew Padron, Andy Ruff, Oscar Scott, Ben Smith, Arghavan Taheri, Aslan Taheri, Joe Weisbord, Jack Wolfe


Yale University Student Exhibition: Brian Cash, Kunhee Chang, Martin Man, Mariana Riobom, Jacob Schaffert, Christopher Tritt, Liwei Wang, Liyang Wang


UNEP: Sophie Loran, Catherine Beltrandi

UN-Habitat: Vincent Ndoungtio Kitio

Proceedings of the PLEA Conference. Bologna (2015)

Mohamed Aly Etman, Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Kenton Phillips, Brandon Andow + Anna Dyson (2015)

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

Simulation of building integrated solar energy storage system in hot humid climates

Eli Lichter-Mark, Mohamed Aly Etman + Anna Dyson (2017)

Proceedings of the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference, 9 (2020)

Anna Dyson, Naomi Keena, Alan Organschi, Lisa Gray, Nick Novelli, Kipp Bradford, Mohamed Aly Etman, Matt Gindlesparger, Hind Wildman, Jonathan Duwyn, Martina Otto, Sophie Loran, Catherine Beltrandi + Mark Radka (2020)

In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 588, No. 4, p. 042027). IOP Publishing (2020)

Anna Dyson, Naomi Keena, Alan Organschi, Lisa Gray, Nick Novelli, Kipp Bradford + Mark Radka (2020, November)

Industry: Fresh Air Building Systems, A&A Crane and Rigging, ABR Construction, Brooklyn SolarWorks, Chapel Plumbing LLC, Keith Howard Roofing, FutureAir, HeliOptix LLC, JIG Design Build, 475 High-Performance Building Supply, Messana Radiant Cooling, Landon Lumber, NHR Group, Nordic Structures, Norton Upholstery, Quickfitting, Structure Fusion


Academic/National Labs: NewLab

ELM NYC

Image: Ecological Living Module in UN Plaza, New York City

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team

Yale CEA: Anna Dyson, Hind Wildman, Nick Novelli, Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly-Etman, Kipp Bradford, Mandi Pretorius, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christopher Preusch, Marshall James, Paulo Pinheiro, Sheldon McLoed, George Graham, Adam Katzman, Kunhee Chang, Martin Man, Abena Bonna, Emma Crow-Willard, Valantyn Koziak


Gray Organschi Architecture: Lisa Gray, Alan Organschi, Larry Beddall, Elaina Berkowitz, Nathaniel Elmer, Kelley Johnson, Dan Kazer, Josh Kuhr, Seth Lauderdale, Parker Lee, Yanbo Li, Jackson Lindsay, Brittany Olivari, Augie Organschi, Andrew Padron, Andy Ruff, Oscar Scott, Ben Smith, Arghavan Taheri, Aslan Taheri, Joe Weisbord, Jack Wolfe


Yale University Student Exhibition: Brian Cash, Kunhee Chang, Martin Man, Mariana Riobom, Jacob Schaffert, Christopher Tritt, Liwei Wang, Liyang Wang


UNEP: Sophie Loran, Catherine Beltrandi

UN-Habitat: Vincent Ndoungtio Kitio

collaborators

Industry: Fresh Air Building Systems, A&A Crane and Rigging, ABR Construction, Brooklyn SolarWorks, Chapel Plumbing LLC, Keith Howard Roofing, FutureAir, HeliOptix LLC, JIG Design Build, 475 High-Performance Building Supply, Messana Radiant Cooling, Landon Lumber, NHR Group, Nordic Structures, Norton Upholstery, Quickfitting, Structure Fusion


Academic/National Labs: NewLab

Mohamed Aly Etman, Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Kenton Phillips, Brandon Andow + Anna Dyson (2015)

Proceedings of the PLEA Conference. Bologna (2015)

Eli Lichter-Mark, Mohamed Aly Etman + Anna Dyson (2017)

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

Simulation of building integrated solar energy storage system in hot humid climates

Anna Dyson, Naomi Keena, Alan Organschi, Lisa Gray, Nick Novelli, Kipp Bradford, Mohamed Aly Etman, Matt Gindlesparger, Hind Wildman, Jonathan Duwyn, Martina Otto, Sophie Loran, Catherine Beltrandi + Mark Radka (2020)

Proceedings of the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference, 9 (2020)

Anna Dyson, Naomi Keena, Alan Organschi, Lisa Gray, Nick Novelli, Kipp Bradford + Mark Radka (2020, November)

In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 588, No. 4, p. 042027). IOP Publishing (2020)

selected publications

The ELM’s reduced carbon footprint and off-grid systems support the UN's sustainable development goals: reduced energy needs limit the financial resources necessary to produce housing, renewable bio-based materials preserve rural landscapes and finite resources, and – if aggregated at a global scale – low-carbon residential development can dramatically reduce climate change.

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ELM NYC is designed to demonstrate strategies for residential construction that provide high-quality, efficient, and flexible housing while supporting sustainable development. Solar energy meets the power needs of the four occupants. Potable water is harvested from humid air. A purification system provides good indoor air quality and increases the microbiome diversity within the home. A micro-farming wall grows fruit and vegetables. The overall performance of the ELM is monitored via a sensor network and data display.

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