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National Science Foundation (NSF), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Empire State Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC-DDC)

Anna Dyson, Jason Vollen, Chris Letchford, Michael Amitay, Matt Gindlesparger, Jefferson Ellinger, Elizabeth Henaff, Krystal Pollitt, Mae-Ling Lokko, Ajith Rao, David Menicovich, Aletheia Ida, Nina Al-Sharify, Andreas Theodoridis, Teresa Rainey, Ning Xiang, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Andrew Rosner, Ranjiy-Arpels Josiah, Beizhan Yan, Connor Pinson, Josh Draper, Justin Schultz, Katrina Estacio, Marianne Nyman, Michelle Bell, Elizabeth Lin, I-Ting Tsai

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

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

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

Submitted to ASHRAE Journal (2021)

Indoor Environmental Parameters: Considering Measures of Microbial Ecology in the Characterization of Indoor Air Quality

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Elizabeth Hénaff + Anna Dyson (In review 2021).

Growth Media Design (2021)

Growth Media Design Within Building-Integrated Green Infrastructure Impacts Indoor Air Bioremediation Performance and Carbon Dioxide Flux Through Water Availability and Plant Development Patterns

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Aleca Borsuk, Christina Ciardullo, Elizabeth Hénaff + Anna Dyson (In preparation 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

David Menicovich (2014)

Industry: Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM LLP), Fresh Air Building Systems (FABS LLP), Jaros Baum & Bolles (JB&B), FutureAir, Big Ass Fans (BAF)


Academic/National Labs: Center for Flow Physics and Control (CEFPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Argonne National Labs (ANL)

U.S. Application No. US20150308103A1

Anna Dyson, Jason Vollen, Michael Amitay, Peter Stark, Ajith Rao, Edward DeMauro + David Menicovich (2015)

team

Anna Dyson, Jason Vollen, Chris Letchford, Michael Amitay, Matt Gindlesparger, Jefferson Ellinger, Elizabeth Henaff, Krystal Pollitt, Mae-Ling Lokko, Ajith Rao, David Menicovich, Aletheia Ida, Nina Al-Sharify, Andreas Theodoridis, Teresa Rainey, Ning Xiang, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Andrew Rosner, Ranjiy-Arpels Josiah, Beizhan Yan, Connor Pinson, Josh Draper, Justin Schultz, Katrina Estacio, Marianne Nyman, Michelle Bell, Elizabeth Lin, I-Ting Tsai

sponsors

National Science Foundation (NSF), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Empire State Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC-DDC)

collaborators

Industry: Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM LLP), Fresh Air Building Systems (FABS LLP), Jaros Baum & Bolles (JB&B), FutureAir, Big Ass Fans (BAF)


Academic/National Labs: Center for Flow Physics and Control (CEFPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Argonne National Labs (ANL)

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

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

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

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo, Andreas Theodoridis, Elizabeth Hénaff + Anna Dyson (In review 2021).

Submitted to ASHRAE Journal (2021)

Indoor Environmental Parameters: Considering Measures of Microbial Ecology in the Characterization of Indoor Air Quality

Phoebe Mankiewicz, Aleca Borsuk, Christina Ciardullo, Elizabeth Hénaff + Anna Dyson (In preparation 2021)

Growth Media Design (2021)

Growth Media Design Within Building-Integrated Green Infrastructure Impacts Indoor Air Bioremediation Performance and Carbon Dioxide Flux Through Water Availability and Plant Development Patterns

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)

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)

David Menicovich (2014)

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

Anna Dyson, Jason Vollen, Michael Amitay, Peter Stark, Ajith Rao, Edward DeMauro + David Menicovich (2015)

U.S. Application No. US20150308103A1

publications + patents

Poor IAQ diminishes as levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM) increase, each with measurable impacts to human health. The potential for Indoor Air Quality issues and related health impacts to be addressed through building-integrated phytoremediation systems is an active and evolving area of research.


At Yale CEA, we are researching the relationships between urban form and building design, and the development of novel air handling and temperature control systems, so that we can combine cutting edge material sciences with the profound wisdom of ancient vernacular architectures that deftly worked with local materials, shapes and climate flows to create comfortable healthy environments through nature-based solutions. Today, we have tremendous density and requirements that call for both innovation as well as a reconsideration of much indigeounous knowledge of natural processes that was often eschewed in the modern era for mechanical and electrical solutions.

Indoor Air Quality: Air pollution “is the biggest environmental risk to public health” according to the World Health Organization. While the majority of air-pollution related deaths are strongly associated with a person’s age and country of origin’s economic status, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) has been correlated with health impacts ranging from transient symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, and headaches, to chronic, more serious symptoms such as asthma and cancer in both developing and developed nations.

Equal access to clean air is essential to social justice.

How can we redesign flow to enhance urban and indoor environmental quality?

air

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

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AIR SHAPING +

REMEDIATION/

PATHWAY DESIGN

Through our research we harness air-shaping and purification to remediate atmospheric pollutants while providing natural ventilation.

Image: Building-Integrated Wind Energy Generation, Structural Optimization and Air Pollution Control

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