Solar Zoning and Energy in Detached Residential Dwellings

This study investigated the implications of a solar envelope zoning approach for the most common building type in the United States (US) with respect to energy use and developable density. Read More>>

Animated Building Performance Simulations

Combination of parametric studies in Rhino/Grasshopper with advanced building performance simulation tools for daylight and energy. Supported by the William F Milton Fund. Read More>>


Continuous Commissioning

This project investigated in how far energy models generated during building design can be calibrated for furter use during building operation. This collaborative effort with Harvard's Office for Sustainability is supported by the Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard University. Read More>>

Sustainable Design Workflows (since 2008)

Development of a series of tutorials for analyzing the performance of a building as far as local lcimate, daylighting, glare and energy use are concerned. The development of these tutorials was supported through a grant from the Harvard Provost Office with additional support from Kalwall and the GSD Department of Architecture. Tutorials>>

The Daylighting Dashboard (2009 - 2010)

Development of enhanced computer-based analysis techniques for daylit spaces. Supported by Autodesk. Read More>>

Model Gund Hall (2009 - 2010)

A series of building performance simulation models of Gund Hall, home of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Read More>>

8th International Radiance Workshop (2009)

The 8th International Radiance Workshop was held at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, from October 21 to 23 2009. Workshop Website>>


Experimental Validation of 3ds Max Design and Daysim (2007 - 2009)

Development of a series of measurement-based daylighting test cases which can be used to benchmark the performance of daylight simulation programs. This project was a collaboration with Autodesk and the National Research Council of Canada - Institute for Research in Construction and supported by Autodesk. Project Report>>