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United National Environment Programme (UNEP), United States Department of Energy (U.S. DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Empire State Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR)

Anna Dyson, Mohamed Aly Etman, Naomi Keena, Mae-ling Lokko, Berardo Matalucci, Nina Sharify, Justin Shultz, Kenton Philips, Jason Vollen, Josh Draper, Nancy Diniz, Mandi Pretorius, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo

Journal of Industrial Ecology (2021)

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

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)

In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 588, No. 3, p. 032062). IOP Publishing (2020)

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

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

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

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)

Ecological Modelling, 367, 42-57 (2018)

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

Industry: Gray Organschi Architects, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM LLP), Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, ARUP


Academic/National Labs: New York University (NYU), Cornell University

team

Anna Dyson, Mohamed Aly Etman, Naomi Keena, Mae-ling Lokko, Berardo Matalucci, Nina Sharify, Justin Shultz, Kenton Philips, Jason Vollen, Josh Draper, Nancy Diniz, Mandi Pretorius, Phoebe Mankiewicz, Christina Ciardullo

sponsors

United National Environment Programme (UNEP), United States Department of Energy (U.S. DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Empire State Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR)

collaborators

Industry: Gray Organschi Architects, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM LLP), Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, ARUP


Academic/National Labs: New York University (NYU), Cornell University

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

Journal of Industrial Ecology (2021)

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)

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)

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)

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, Mohamed Aly Etman, Daniel Ruan + Anna Dyson (2018)

Ecological Modelling, 367, 42-57 (2018)

selected publications

Fresh Air: The integrated BEE Unit approach leverages fundamental principles of active material and systems design towards advanced climatic and cultural adaptability, increasing potential deployability and far-reaching impact. 


Safe Water: The BEE Unit proposes the use of building envelop technologies that provide water collection and pasteurization to provide clean safe water. 


Clean Energy: The BEE Unit uses sun harvesting technology to provide clean electrical and thermal energy to meet the occupants needs (cooking, cleaning and lighting). 


Biomaterials: CEA is developing new material resources, upcycled from agriculture waste in order to thrive ecologically efficacious material life cycles that are rooted in the activation of local resources and knowledge economies. 


Data Infrastructure: CEA is developing a robust data framework employing sensors, simulations, database storage and data analysis tools to dynamically generate visualizations based on database queries using faceted search. 


Health: Towards an assessment of the relationship between the built environment and outcomes for preterm birth, stunted physical growth and neurocognitive development.

CEA is proposing a live testing unit the Built Environment Ecosystem unit (BEE Unit) to evaluate multiple environmental conditions alongside human health indicators in order to establish relationships between environmental factors.

We propose a multi-scalar framework that cross-links multiple environmental factors and HBGD outcomes through our Ecosystem of Systems (ESOS) experimental testing categories. The BEE Unit is an instance of our ESOS framework that allows for parallel testing and physical model analytics of multiple environmental conditions with identified health indicators. 

Earth is a series of interconnected ecosystems.

How can we design methods to support the complex interactions between the living and non-living?

ecosystem

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

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ecosystem

APPROACHING

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

DESIGN AS AN

INTERWOVEN

ECOSYSTEM

Yale CEA takes a novel ecosystemic approach to design combining and interweaving multiple elements to work together.

Image: The Earth Sky at Night, NASA

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