Writing

And Community Engagement

2023

2023.01.06 | Voluntary Work | Appointed to serve on American Institute of Architect’s AIA 2030 Commitment Working Group. The Working Group provides strategic direction for the 2030 Commitment program, which pushes for incremental industry-level improvement in building performance to reach net zero energy by the year 2030. In addition, it also provides technical, educational, and tracking and reporting resources to help the realize this challenging goal.

2022

2022.11.30 | Finals Review | Center for Environmental Planning & Technology | Review of ‘Master’s in Building Energy Performance’ student work as a part of a jury. Project pertained to daylighting and energy performance upgrades to an existing office building.

2022.05.27 | Blog Post | Lord Aeck Sargent | Auditing an Office Park for Site, Architecture, and Energy Improvements

2022.05.04 | Blog Post | Lord Aeck Sargent | Sustainability in Multifamily Housing: Energy and Carbon

2022.03.14 | Midterm Review | Georgia Institute of Technology | Review of graduate student midterms on retrofit/revitalization proposals for six mixed use neighborhoods along East Memorial Drive between I-285 and Stone Mountain (near Atlanta, GA).

2022.09.14 | Building Performance Analysis Conference | ASHRAE & IBPSA-USA | Co-author on technical paper titled, ‘Operating and Certifying a Net Positive Energy Building During a Pandemic.’ Paper accepted, presentation pending.

2022.01.20 | Fireside Chat | Cove Tool | Building Sustainable Communities: A Fresh Look at Multi-Family Housing

2021

2021.09.24 | Guest Lecture | CEPT University | ‘Daylight Performance in Buildings’ for Masters in Building Energy Performance students

2021.09-2021.10 | Module Instructor | Georgia Institute of Technology | Thermal Comfort and Bioclimatic Design, Environmental Systems – I

2021.07.23 | Presentation | Atlanta AIA COTE | ‘Sustainability on Water‘ virtual co-presentation to Atlanta AIA audience

2021.06.30 | Presentation | USGBC Georgia | LEED Project Showcase – Higher Education

2020

2020.12.10 | Documentary Feature | The Kendeda Building | The New Normal: A Sustainable Response to COVID-19

2020.11.02 | Presentation | AICTE Faculty Development Program | Introduction to Climate Change and Adaptive Architecture

2020.05.29 | Blog Post | Katerra | Opportunities for Creating a Post-Pandemic Normal

2020.04.09 | Blog Post | Katerra | Sources of Electricity

2019

2019.10.03 | Blog Post | Lord Aeck Sargent | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-18 | Lessons Learned from the Female Project Leaders

2019.09.25 | Conference Presentation | ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis | Monitoring-Aided Computational Analysis of Comfort in a Historic Farmhouse

2019.09.10 | Journal Article | APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology | Applications and Validation of Building Performance Analysis for a Georgia Farmhouse

2019.07.11 | Blog Post | Kendeda Fund Living Building Chronicle | Architects have gotten serious about operational carbon — what’s next?

2019.06.17 | Blog Post | Katerra | Sustainability at Katerra, Pt. 1

2019.04.14 | Presentation | Atlanta AIA COTE | The 2030 Challenge Experience So Far

2019.03.26 | Blog Post | Lord Aeck Sargent | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-17 | The Photovoltaic System Design

2019.01.10 | Technical Paper | NCACESD 2019 | A Holistic Approach for a More Meaningful Reduction in Carbon Impacts of Buildings

2018

2018.12.10 | Blog Post | Laboratory Equipment | Getting to Zero – Taking Action on Carbon

2018.11.01 | Blog Post | Greenroofs.com | Green Roofs and Regenerative Design

2018.10.23 | Blog Post | Lord Aeck Sargent | Exploring the notion of regenerative design – II

2018.09.27 | Technical Presentation | The Role of Daylight Analysis in Design Decision-Making

2018.09.11 | Blog Post | Exploring the notion of regenerative design

2018.08.08 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-16 | Construction Updates from the Site-2, Salvaged Materials

2018.06.06 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-15 | Construction Updates from the Site-1

2018.03.23 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-14 | The Story of a Window on a Deep Green Building

2018.01.26 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part -13 | Looking Back at the Design Phases. Republished on 2018.01.31.

2017

2017.12.07 | Blog Post | How to design sustainability into an architectural practice (This is part 2 to a July 2016 blog post titled Designing a Practice that Designs Green Buildings). Republished on 2017.12.18.

2017.10.23 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-12 | Net Positive Energy 2: Building Performance Analysis

2017.09.28 | Technical Presentation | Net-Positive Energy Performance in the Southeast through an Integrative Design Process

2017.09.13 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-11 | The Role of Research

2017.08.06 | Magazine Article | Living Building at Georgia Tech: Designing and Operating for Health and Happiness

2017.08.02 | Blog Post | Restoring the ecological flows for net positive water (Reprint of the July post)

2017.07.14 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-10 | Water Balance, Part 2: Ecological Water Flows (Authored by others, compilation assistance only)

2017.07.11 | Featured in a Magazine Article | The Magic of Charrettes, July 2017 issue of Net Zero Buildings (Interviewed on daylighting)

2017.06.26 | Blog Post | Exploring a More Complete Definition of Architecture (Reprint of the May 5 post)

2017.05.22 | Blog Post | Atlanta Aims for Urban Resilience

2017.05.05 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-9 | Living Building Challenge – Designing Under the Influence

2017.03.31 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part-8 | The Ripple Effect: Recent Partner Activity

2017.03.03 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 7 | Urban Agriculture

2017.02.10 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 6 | Net Positive Energy

2017.01.09 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 5 | Water Balance

2016

2016.12.16 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 4 | Design Panel Discussion

2016.11.07 | Blog Post |  A Living Building Project Journey, Part 3 | The Materials Working Group

2016.10.06 | Blog Post |  A Living Building Project Journey, Part 2 | Snippets from the Charrette

2016.09.02 | Blog Post | A Living Building Project Journey, Part 1 | Setting the Stage

2016.07.29 | Blog Post | Designing a Practice that Designs Green Buildings

2016.04.22 | Blog Post | India Needs Community-Scale Approaches to Building Resilience and Reliability

2015

2015.12.29 | Blog Post | Green Building: 2015 In Retrospect

2015.11.17 | Blog Post | Green Workplace Features I’m Thankful For – II

2015.10.30 | Blog Post | Architecture and Access to Food

2015.10.21 | Blog Post | Will Transparency Make Us Better Designers?

2015.08.06 | Blog Post | Thermal Comfort in Buildings, It’s Personal!

2015.06.18 | Blog Post | Campus Sustainability Is Evolving

2015.03.15 | Blog Post | Building Energy Performance: Synergies and Conflicts

2015.02.22 | Blog Post | LEEDv4: A Deeper Dive Into Green Building

2015.02.10 | Blog Post | Client Leadership Enables Environmentally Responsible Architecture

2015.02.01 | Blog Post | Building Design Is Incomplete Without Energy Design

2014

2014.12.30 | Blog Post | A Sustainable Architecture Wishlist for 2015

2014.12.16 | Blog Post | Admitting Natural Lighting Into Your Building, Subtly

2014.11.24 | Blog Post | Green Workplace Features I’m Thankful For

2014.11.05 | Blog Post | Green Building Meets Designing For Health

2014.10.30 | Blog Post | Looking to Resilient Design for a Cyclone-Battered Coastal City in India

2014.07 | Technical Paper | Design Challenges in Daylighting a 650,000 sf Shipping and Distribution Warehouse

2013 and earlier

2013.04 | Technical Paper | Opportunities and Challenges in Employing Energy Analysis Early in the Integrated Design Process

2012.09.27 | Blog Post | Visakhapatnam and Architecture – I

2011.05 | Technical Paper | Facilitating Deeper Lighting Energy Savings in Open Offices Through Occupancy Controls and Improved Light Switch Locations

2009.05 | Technical Paper | Daylighting Analysis of a Classroom Space Using BIM Geometry and Next Generation Metrics

2007.09 | Magazine Article | Daylit Spaces, Productive Places

2007.05 | Technical Paper | An Assessment of Aiding DOE-2’s Simplified Daylighting Method with DAYSIM’s Daylight Illuminances

2005.05 | Technical Paper | Post Occupancy Design Intervention to Improve Comfort and Energy Performance in a Desert House

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