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Renewable bio-based circular material economies in timber, post-agricultural by-products and plant-based bioremediation

we publish our research widely, scroll below to view current publications, and other relevant work by Yale CEA teams, past and present.

publications

publications

publications

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Elizabeth Lin, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Elizabeth Henaff, Krystal Godri Pollitt, Anna Dyson

Exploring the Impact of urban Green Infrastructure on Airborne Biological and Chemical Contaminants Indoors: Developing a Novel Data Collection and Analysis Protocol Utilizing Passive Samplers and Paired Metagenomic & Chemical Analyses

International Society of Exposure Science, 2023 Annual Meeting. Chicago, USA

United Nations Environment Programme

Building Materials and the Climate: Constructing a New Future.

(2023), Nairobi

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Elizabeth Hénaff, Anna Dyson

ASHRAE Topical Conference Proceedings (2022)

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Elizabeth Lin, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Krystal J. Godri Pollitt, Anna Dyson, Elizabeth Hénaff

Exploring a Novel Microbiome Sampling Technique: A Benchmark Experiment Comparing DNA Yield and Community Profiles Between PDMS and Swab Collection Methods

National Institute of Standards and Technology, International Microbiome and Multi'omics Standards Alliance, Boulder CO

Eflux Publication: Hot Air Rising by Mae-ling Lokko

E-Flux Digestion

United Nations Environment Programme

Yale CEA joins UNEP's Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction in Releasing Updates towards Zero Emission Futures for the Built Environment

Elizabeth Lin, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Elizabeth Henaff, Anna Dyson, Krystal Godri Pollitt

A Novel Method to Explore the Impact of Architectural Design on Biological and Non-Biological Components of the Indoor Exposome

International Society of Exposure Science, 2022 Annual Meeting. Lisbon, Portugal

Mae-ling Lokko

Colonization of Air. In Nature of Enclosure, edited by Jeffrey Nesbitt. Actar Publishers.

Actar Publishers

Christina Ciardullo; Andreas Theodoridis; Phoebe Mankeiwitz; Mohamed Aly Etman; Anna Dyson. (2022) 

ASHRAE Topical Conference Proceedings (2022)

Iffat Ridwana and Mae-ling Lokko

Investigating scales of performance: Ecomanufacturing of mycelium biocomposites in an informal settlement in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

ARCC 2021 Conference: Performative Environments

Mae-ling Lokko

Eflux Publication: Coconut Diaries by Mae-ling Lokko

E-Flux Survivance

Lokko, Mae-ling and Gustavo Crembil

The Architectural Design Studio as a Site for Investigating Comparative Models of Transatlantic, Academic-Industrial Partnership

Folio Journal of African Architecture Vol 2

Mae-ling Lokko and Alexandra Rempel

Intrinsic Evaporative Cooling and Weather-Responsive Natural Ventilation for Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Tropical Buildings

International Building Physics Conference

Mae-ling Lokko and Ron Eglash

Transforming the Poor Man’s Building Block: Value Creation, Translation and Circulation for Upcycled Indigenous Building Materials

Folio Journal of African Architecture Vol 1

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Aleca Borsuk, Christina Ciardullo, Elizabeth Hénaff, Anna Dyson

Energy and Buildings (2022)

Naomi Keena, Marco Raugei, Mae-ling Lokko, Mohamed Aly Etman, Vicky Achnani, Barbara Reck, Anna Dyson (2022)

Energies (2022)

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Anna Dyson, Mohamed Aly Etman

Proceedings of BS2021. Building Simulation 2021, Bruges (2021)

Marco Raugei, Naomi Keena, Nick Novelli, Mohamed Aly Etman, Anna Dyson (2021)

Journal of Industrial Ecology (2021)

Nick Novelli, Kenton Phillips, Justin Shultz, Melanie Derby, Peter Stark, Michael Jensen, J. Craft, Anna Dyson (2021)

Renewable Energy (2021)

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Kenton Phillips, Michael Jensen, Jason Vollen, Anna Dyson

Proceedings of SDEWES (2021)

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Kenton Phillips, Melanie Derby, Peter Stark, Michael Jensen, Anna Dyson

Proceedings of IBPC. International Building Physics Conference, Copenhagen (2021)

Mohamed Aly Etman, Naomi Keena, Anna Dyson (2020, November)

In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 588, No. 3, p. 032062). IOP Publishing (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)

Nick Novelli, Kenton Phillips, Justin Shultz, Melanie Derby, Peter Stark, Michael Jensen, Jesse Craft, Anna Dyson (2020)

Experimental Investigation of a Building Envelope-Integrated, Transparent Concentrating Photovoltaic and Thermal Collector

In Proceedings of SDEWES (2020)

Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly Etman, Anna Dyson (2021)

In Proceedings of the 2020 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: Carbon. Pennsylvania State University, virtual conference (2020)

Naomi Keena, Anna Dyson (2020)

Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture, Yale University and United Nations One Planet Network Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (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)

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

Naomi Keena, Marco Raugei, Anna Dyson (2019)

The Benefit of Integrating Emergy Synthesis and LCA towards More Comprehensive Analysis of Advanced Building Systems.

In Emergy Synthesis 10, Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Emergy Conference (2019)

Naomi Keena, Marco Raugei, Mohamed Aly Etman, Daniel Ruan, Anna Dyson (2018)

Clark’s Crow: A design plugin to support emergy analysis decision making towards sustainable urban ecologies.

Ecological Modelling, 367, 42-57 (2018)

Nick Novelli, Brandon Andow, Scott Overall, Christopher Morse, Mohamed Aly Etman (2018)

Toplighting Technology for Transient Spaces

In Proceedings of the International Building Physics Conference. Syracuse, NY (2018)

Nick Novelli, Robert Gordon, Igor Varfolomeev (2018)

Separating Direct from Diffuse: Observations of Visible Transmittance through a Tracking Photovoltaic Envelope

In Facade Tectonics Institute 2018 World Congress Proceedings Volume 2, 355–64. Los Angeles (2018)

Jayamary Divya Ravichandar, Anna Dyson, Cynthia H. Collins (2017)

Phylogenetic and Functional Profiling of the Microbiome Associated with a Phytoremediation System Targeting Air Quality in the Built Environment

AIChE Annual Meeting, 2017

Mae-Ling Lokko, Anna Dyson, Alexandra Rempel (2017)

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

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

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

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly Etman, Josh Draper, Paulo Pinheiro, Anna Dyson (2017)

Interactive Visualization for Interdisciplinary Research

Electronic Imaging 2016, no. 1,1-7 (2017)

Keena, N., Aly M., Diniz, N., Rempel A., Dyson A. (2017)

Towards an Emergy Evaluation Framework to Visualize and Map Emergy and Material Flows of Built Environment Life Cycle Analysis

In Proceedings of the 9th biennial emergy conference. Center for Environmental Policy, University of Florida Gainesville, FL (2017)

Mohamed Aly Etman, Naomi Keena, Anna Dyson (2017)

A New Parametric Framework: Developing Design Options in Real Time

Edinburgh: 33rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Design to Thrive. (2017)

Anna Dyson, Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly Etman, McCusker, J (2017)

Data Visualization Framework.

Poster and Demonstration at the Grand Challenges Meeting, Washington D.C. (2017)

Naomi Keena, Anna Dyson (2017)

Qualifying the quantitative in the construction of built ecologies.

Embodied energy and design (pp. 196-205). New York: Columbia University GSAPP Lars Müller (2017)

Berardo Matalucci, Kenton Phillips, Walf, A., Anna Dyson, Josh Draper (2017)

An experimental design framework for the personalization of indoor microclimates through feedback loops between responsive thermal systems and occupant biometrics.

International Journal of Architectural Computing, 15(1), 54-69 (2017)

Kenton Phillips, Alexandra Rempel, Anna Dyson (2017)

A Solar Thermal Diurnal Cooling Strategy for Net-Zero Energy Buildings

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles - 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

Naomi Keena, Brennen, A., Anna Dyson (2017)

Visualization with the Data Journey Platform.

Presentation at Grand Challenges Meeting, Washington D.C. (2017)

C.W. Letchford, D.C. Lander, P. Case, A. Dyson, M. Amitay (2017)

Bio-mimicry inspired tall buildings: The response of cactus-like buildings to wind action

Reynolds Number of 104, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 150, Pages 22-30 (2017)

Elise Patton, Jayamary Divya Ravichandar, Matthew Urschel, Kristin Bennett, Anna Dyson, Rogers, K., Claire Collins, McGuinness, D. (2016)

Augmenting Functional Microbiome Research using a Semantically-Enabled Analytical Infrastructure

In Proceedings of the Bio-Ontologies 2016 conference. International Society for computational biology (2016)

Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly Etman, Josh Draper, Paulo Pinheiro, Anna Dyson (2016)

Interactive Visualization for Interdisciplinary Research

Electronic Imaging, no. 1,1-7 (2016)

Chris Letchford, Daniel Lander, Peter Case, Anna Dyson, Michael Amitay (2016)

Bio-mimicry inspired tall buildings: The response of cactus-like buildings to wind action.

Reynolds Number of 10x4, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Volume 150, Pages 22-30. (2016)

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Anna Dyson (2015)

Development of a Modeling Strategy for Adaptive Multifunctional Solar Energy Building Envelope Systems

Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD), Washington DC, April 2015. Society for Computer Simulation International (2015)

Bess Krietemeyer, Brandon Andow, Anna Dyson (2015)

A computational design framework supporting human interaction with environmentally-responsive building envelopes

International Journal of Architectural Computing 13.1 (2015): 1-24

Shane Ida Smith, Anna Dyson (2015)

Framework for Tetra-functional Control of Viscoelastic Molecular Entropy in Biopolymeric Hydrogel Dynamics for Environmentally Responsive Metabolic Processes in Morphological Architectural Membranes.

MRS Online Proceedings Library Archive 1800 (2015)

Ahu Aydogan, Anna Dyson, Lupita Montoya (2015)

From a Lab Scale to the Building Scale: Formaldehyde Removal by a Plant Module.

Proceedings of Healthy Buildings America (2015)

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

Daylighting Effect of Separating Direct and Diffuse Insolation with Facade-Integrated, Transparent Solar Collector.

Proceedings of the PLEA Conference. Bologna (2015)

Anne Wrobetz, Ahu Aydogan, Lupita Montoya (2015)

Physical and Biological Characterization of Porous Media for VOC Removal

Proceedings of American Association for Aerosol Research 34th Annual Conference (2015)

Mae-Ling Lokko, Anna Dyson, Jason Vollen

Building Integrated Coconut Envelope Systems: Rethinking the Role of Low-tech materials for High Performance in the Hot-humid Region

Proceedings of the XXV International Union of Architect's World Congress, Durban, South Africa, 3-7 August 2014. Ed. Amira Osman, Gerhard Bruyns and Clinton Aigbavboa. Durban: UIA 2014 Durban. pgs.1368-83 (2014)

David Menicovich, Daniel Lander, Jason Vollen, Michael Armitay, Chris Letchford, Anna Dyson

Improving aerodynamic performance of tall buildings using Fluid based Aerodynamic Modification

Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 133: 263-273 (2014)

Bess Krietemeyer (2014)

An adaptive decision-making framework for designing material behaviors

19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia-Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture, CAADRIA 2014. The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) (2014)

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Aaron Sprecher (2013)

Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture

Routledge (2013)

Brandon Andow (2013)

Performance Criteria for Dynamic Window Systems Utilizing Nanostructured Behaviors for Energy Harvesting and Environmental Comfort

Proceedings of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Conference on Sensors and Smart Structures (2013)

Anna Dyson, Ahu Aydogan, Jason Vollen, Marianne Nyman, Jeffrey Bird (2013)

Building-Integrated Active Modular Phytoremediation System

Proceedings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, 32d (2013)

David Menicovich, Jason Vollen, Michael Amitay, Chris Letchford, Edward DeMauro, Ajith Rao, Anna Dyson

A Different Approach to the Aerodynamic Performance of Tall Buildings.

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats Technical Paper(Issue IV): 18-23 (2012)

Abhay Thomas (2011)

Controlled crumpling of graphene oxide films for tunable optical transmittance

Advanced Materials 27.21 (2015): 3256-3265

Ahu Aydogan, Lupita D. Montoya (2011)

Formaldehyde Removal by Common Indoor Plant Species and Various Growing Media.

Atmospheric Environment 45 (16): 2675-82 (2011)

Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Shane Smith, Anna Dyson (2011)

Dynamic window daylighting systems: electropolymeric technology for solar responsive building envelopes.

Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. Vol. 7976. International Society for Optics and Photonics (2011)

SOM (2009)

Farming Secure Water: Resituating the Water-Energy-Food Nexus within Recombinant Building Envelopes, by Mandi Pretorius & Anna Dyson in Fabricate 2024

Fabricate 2024: Creating Resourceful Futures, edited by Phil Ayres, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Bob Sheil & Marilena Skavara. UCL Press

Architecture's top green projects and sustainability innovations in 2023

Archinect 2023 year in review featured the Building Materials and Climate report as top innovation in 2023 under Material Research & Academia.

LafargeHolcim Awards Prize Winners | Next Generation | Reconnecting with Vegetation

L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui Hors-Série No. 35 (2021)

Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives

Columbia University GSAPP and Lars Müller Publishers (2017)

Prototyping for Architects

Thames & Hudson (2016)

Mars in the Bronx

Oculus Magazine (2015)

Permanent Change

Princeton Architectural Press (2014)

The New Shape of Facades

Architectural Products (2014)

Active Phytoremediation Wall System

Architect Magazine (2012)

Inside Prefab.

Princeton Architectural Press (2012)

BIM in Academia

Yale School of Architecture (2011)

SNAP

SNAP (2011)

SNAP
Building Envelopes: An Integrated Approach

Princeton Architectural Press (2010)

RPI Alumni Magazine (2010)

RPI Alumni Magazine (2010)

RPI Alumni Magazine (2010)
Toxic Territories

Architectural Design (2010)

Urban Intervention

Metropolis (2010)

Environmental Tectonics: Forming Climatic Change.

Architectural Association Publications (2010)

Japanese Architecture and Urbanism

Architecture and Urbanism Magazine (2010)

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Summa + (2010)

Solar Panels That–Gasp–Aren’t Ugly!

It’s architecture’s Holy Grail, and a R&D team at Rensselaer is one step closer to claiming it.

Making A Case For Innovation

The Architect's Newspaper (2009)

A CASE in Point

Metropolis (2009)

Architectural Transformation via BIM

Architecture and Urbanism (2009)

SOM Journal 6.

SOM (2009)

Spaces

Prattfolio (2009)

Design and Nature IV.

WIT Press (2008)

Issue No. 7.

Praxis Journal (2015)

Evolutionary Techniques in Architecture

Architectural Design (2004)

The Solar Race

Metropolis (2004)

Architecture's top green projects and sustainability innovations in 2023

Archinect 2023 year in review featured the Building Materials and Climate report as top innovation in 2023 under Material Research & Academia.

2022 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Yale CEA joins UNEP's Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction in Releasing Updates towards Zero Emission Futures for the Built Environment

Architectural Record Honors Anna Dyson

Every Day Matters RPI (2015)

Researchers Unveil Green Wall Prototype

Every Day Matters RPI (2014)

Post-Ductility: Metals in Architecture and Engineering

Columbia GSAPP, Princeton Architectural Press (2012)

Buildings R&D  Breakthroughs

U.S. Department of Energy (2012)

Pretty and efficient.

PV Magazine (2010)

Solar Panels That–Gasp–Aren’t Ugly!

It’s architecture’s Holy Grail, and a R&D team at Rensselaer is one step closer to claiming it.

A cutting edge solar home

Tucson Citizen (2008)

The sustainable future of fabric

Fabric Architecture Mag (2008)

Juice From Solar Concentrate

Spectrum IEE (2008)

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