As Director of Research Engineering at Yale CEA, Nick coordinates fundamental experimentation, applied concept demonstrations, and full-building-scale working prototypes, in pursuit of the health and sustainability of the built environment. In previous roles, he has lead development, manufacturing, and architectural integration for a building-integrated hardware startup, consulted on high-performance architecture, designed multi- and hyperspectral imaging devices, and renovated houses. Nick earned his Ph.D. at the Center for Architecture Science & Ecology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he researched integrated building systems, explored the utility of climatic energy sources and sinks for services in the built environment, and worked to expand the opportunities for net-zero and net-positive buildings through more nuanced management of light, heat, electricity, and material flows.

ICSF
SEWR
Aerospace City
Botswana
ELM NYC
Nairobi
SKMC
NewLab

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

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

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

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

Proceedings of SDEWES. SDEWES, Dobrovnik (2021)

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

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

In Proceedings of SDEWES. Cologne (2020)

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

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)

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)

Metropolis: Super-Sustainable Dwelling, Built to Push the Limits of Self-Sufficiency, Goes on View at U.N. Headquarters
Architect: Ecological Living Module (ELM)
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As Director of Research Engineering at Yale CEA, Nick coordinates fundamental experimentation, applied concept demonstrations, and full-building-scale working prototypes, in pursuit of the health and sustainability of the built environment. In previous roles, he has lead development, manufacturing, and architectural integration for a building-integrated hardware startup, consulted on high-performance architecture, designed multi- and hyperspectral imaging devices, and renovated houses. Nick earned his Ph.D. at the Center for Architecture Science & Ecology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he researched integrated building systems, explored the utility of climatic energy sources and sinks for services in the built environment, and worked to expand the opportunities for net-zero and net-positive buildings through more nuanced management of light, heat, electricity, and material flows.

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

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Nick Novelli

Director of Research Engineering