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Emerging research indicates diverse  microbial communities that associate with plant-root systems could improve human health and wellbeing indoors.

Active Modular Phytoremediation Systems (AMPS) represents a long standing investigation into the potential of scalable and modular building-integrated plant systems and their associated microbiomes to improve indoor air quality, thereby reducing the energy intensive demands of mechanical air handling systems. 

How can we dramatically transform urban environments through building-integrated agriculture?

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NYSERDA, NYSTAR, NYC-DDC

Anna Dyson, Jason Vollen, Ahu Aydogan, Matt Gindlesparger, Jefferson Ellinger, Elizabeth Hénaff, Peter Stark, Ted Ngai, Tyler Stout, Josh Draper, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Paul Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Cynthia Collins, Divya Ravichandar, Alicia Walf, Ranjit Arpels-Josiah, Krystal Pollit, Elizabeth Lin, Katrina Estacio, Rohit Chitale, Andrew Rosner, Mandi Pretorius, Ben Feagin, Paulo Pinheiro, John Erickson, Kristin Bennett, Beizhan Yan, Qiang Yang, Philippe Baveye, Connor Pinson, Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly Etman, Justin Shultz, Marianne Nyman, Kenton Philips, Carmen Trudell.

Growth Media Design (2021)

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

ASHRAE Topical Conference Proceedings (2022)

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

Proceedings of SDEWES. SDEWES, Dobrovnik (2021)

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

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

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)

Mae-Ling Lokko, Anna Dyson + Jason Vollen

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

Building-Integrated Active Modular Phytoremediation System

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

Industry: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)


Academic/National Labs: New York University (NYU), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), ANL, Columbia Lamont Earth Observatory

How can we dramatically transform urban environments through building-integrated agriculture?

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

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AMPS is a research framework where we study the potential of plants, soil and microbes to improve indoor environmental quality.

Anna Dyson, Jason Vollen, Ahu Aydogan, Matt Gindlesparger, Jefferson Ellinger, Elizabeth Hénaff, Peter Stark, Ted Ngai, Tyler Stout, Josh Draper, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Mohamed Aly Etman, Paul Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Cynthia Collins, Divya Ravichandar, Alicia Walf, Ranjit Arpels-Josiah, Krystal Pollit, Elizabeth Lin, Katrina Estacio, Rohit Chitale, Andrew Rosner, Mandi Pretorius, Ben Feagin, Paulo Pinheiro, John Erickson, Kristin Bennett, Beizhan Yan, Qiang Yang, Philippe Baveye, Connor Pinson, Naomi Keena, Mohamed Aly Etman, Justin Shultz, Marianne Nyman, Kenton Philips, Carmen Trudell.

NYSERDA, NYSTAR, NYC-DDC

Industry: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)


Academic/National Labs: New York University (NYU), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), ANL, Columbia Lamont Earth Observatory

ASHRAE Topical Conference Proceedings (2022)