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

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

ASHRAE Topical Conference Proceedings (2022)

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

ASHRAE Topical Conference Proceedings (2022)

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

Energies (2022)

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

Growth Media Design (2021)

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Kenton Phillips, Melanie Derby, Peter Stark, Michael Jensen + Anna Dyson (In review 2021)

System-scale modeling of a building envelope-Integrated, transparent concentrating photovoltaic and thermal collector

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

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Kenton Phillips, Michael Jensen, Jason Vollen + Anna Dyson (In review 2021)

Towards Energy-Positive Buildings Through a Quality-Matched Energy Flow Strategy

Proceedings of SDEWES. SDEWES, Dobrovnik (2021)

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Anna Dyson + Mohamed Aly Etman (In review 2021)

"Distributed sensing for indoor environments: Comparing measured and simulated indoor airflow data for complex commercial building interiors"

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

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

Renewable Energy (2021)

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

Journal of Industrial Ecology (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. Cologne (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 + Anna Dyson (2020)

Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture, Yale University and United Nations One Planet Network Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (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, Marco Raugei + Anna Dyson (2019)

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

Nick Novelli, Robert Gordon, + Igor Varfolomeev (2018)

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

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

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

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

Ecological Modelling, 367, 42-57 (2018)

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)

Kenton Phillips, Alexandra Rempel + Anna Dyson (2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Naomi Keena + Anna Dyson (2017)

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

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

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

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

Bess Krietemeyer, Brandon Andow + Anna Dyson (2015)

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

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz + Anna Dyson (2015)

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

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

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)

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)

Bess Krietemeyer (2014)

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)

Mae-Ling Lokko, Anna Dyson + Jason Vollen

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

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

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa + Aaron Sprecher (2013)

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

Routledge (2013)

Brandon Andow (2013)

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

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

Abhay Thomas (2011)

Advanced Materials 27.21 (2015): 3256-3265

Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Shane Smith + Anna Dyson (2011)

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

Ahu Aydogan + Lupita D. Montoya (2011)

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

SOM (2009)

LafargeHolcim Awards Prize Winners | Next Generation | Reconnecting with Vegetation

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

Architecture | Design | Data
Practice Competency in the Era of Computation

Birkhäuser (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)

The New Shape of Facades

Architectural Products (2014)

Permanent Change

Princeton Architectural Press (2014)

Structural Seaweed? Tech Is Helping Designers Create New Building Materials.

Metropolis (2014)

Design and Construction of High-Performance Homes

Routledge (2013)

Architecture in Formation

Routledge (2013)

Active Phytoremediation Wall System

Architect Magazine (2012)

Inside Prefab.

Princeton Architectural Press (2012)

Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production

Routledge (2012)

Bio Design: Nature + Science + Creativity.

MoMA Publications (2012)

Bio-Mechanical Pod System Produces Fresh Air

Evolvo (2012)

BIM in Academia

Yale School of Architecture (2011)


SNAP (2011)

Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse

Architect (2011)

Toxic Territories

Architectural Design (2010)

Environmental Tectonics: Forming Climatic Change.

Architectural Association Publications (2010)


Summa + (2010)

RPI Alumni Magazine (2010)

Building Envelopes: An Integrated Approach

Princeton Architectural Press (2010)

Japanese Architecture and Urbanism

Architecture and Urbanism Magazine (2010)

Urban Intervention

Metropolis (2010)

A CASE in Point

Metropolis (2009)

Making A Case For Innovation

The Architect's Newspaper (2009)

University of Arizona's SEED [pod] House

Architect Magazine (2009)


Prattfolio (2009)

Smart Surfaces and their Application

De Gruyter (2009)

Architectural Transformation via BIM

Architecture and Urbanism (2009)

Closing the Gap: Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice: Architectural Design

Architectural Design (2009)

SOM Journal 6.

SOM (2009)

A Bold Step Toward Sustainable Architecture

RPI Magazine (2008)

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)

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

From concrete to steel, how construction makes up the ‘last mile’ of decarbonization

Fortune (2021)

Global ambition: ‘Reinventing the DNA of the built environment’

Yale News (2021)

LafargeHolcim Names North American Next Generation Prize Winners

Architect Magazine (2021)

YSoA News: Great Green Wall Implementation Status and Way Ahead to 2030 Report

YSoA News (2019)

10 Radical Tiny Homes That Challenge What You Know About Micro Living

Dwell (2019)

UN News: Smart housing prototype shows promise in rapidly urbanizing Africa

UN News (2019)

enel foundation: Science, innovation and entrepreneurship at UN in Kenya

enel Foundation (2019)

Africa Business: Smart housing prototype shows promise in rapidly urbanizing Afric

Africa Business (2019)

8 Shelter-Design Innovations Provide High-Tech, Eco-Friendly Paths to Permanence

RedShift Autodesk (2018)

Bloomberg: Miracle in Midtown: Tiny House May Be Answer to a Global Crisis

Bloomberg (2018)

Yale News: Yale School of Architecture and UN Environment unveil Eco Living Module

Yale News (2018)

UN News: UN Environment, Yale University demonstrate how to make modern living sustainable with new eco-housing module

UN News (2018)

Metropolis: Super-Sustainable Dwelling, Built to Push the Limits of Self-Sufficiency, Goes on View at U.N. Headquarters

Metropolis (2018)

The Architect's Newspaper: Yale University and UN Environment design self-sufficient tiny home

The Architect's Newspaper (2018)

Architect: Ecological Living Module (ELM)

Architect Magazine (2018)

New Atlas: UN and Yale team up to offer big ideas on tiny living

New Atlas (2018)

Curbed: Tiny house from UN Environment and Yale raises the bar for eco-living

Curbed (2018)

INHABITAT: UN Environment and Yale present a sustainable tiny home in NYC


"The Data Journey (DJ) Environment"

Vimeo (2017)

CASE Project in Ghana Tackles Agricultural Waste.

Every Day Matters RPI (2016)

Rensselaer Data Project Addresses Childhood Stunting in Developing Nations.

Every Day Matters RPI (2016)

An imposing building that hums with life-saving capacity

New York Times (2016)

Architectural Record Honors Anna Dyson

Every Day Matters RPI (2015)

Ineffable Architecture, Computation and the Inexpressible

Oro Publishers (2015)

Researchers Unveil Green Wall Prototype

Every Day Matters RPI (2014)

Buildings R&D  Breakthroughs

U.S. Department of Energy (2012)

Post-Ductility: Metals in Architecture and Engineering

Columbia GSAPP, Princeton Architectural Press (2012)


China/ Asia on Demand (2010)

Pretty and efficient.

PV Magazine (2010)

Juice From Solar Concentrate

Spectrum IEE (2008)

The sustainable future of fabric

Fabric Architecture Mag (2008)

A cutting edge solar home

Tucson Citizen (2008)

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