Alexandra Rempel, Ph.D., M.Arch.
Passive solar heating, shading, evaporative cooling, natural ventilation, and thermal mass offer durable, climate-responsive pathways to thermal comfort and delight. Passive design guidelines reflect current understanding of solar, climate, and materials science only partly, however, and have not been rigorously tested with contemporary field instruments and new computational tools. Energy consumption is a central concern of architectural practice, and passive strategies offer ultra low-energy solutions; the goal of my work is to bring passive heating and cooling design into sync with current energy science.
- Curriculum Vitae
- (2013) Interpretation of passive solar field data with EnergyPlus models: Un-conventional wisdom from four sunspaces in Eugene, Oregon. Building & Environment 60: 158-172.
- (2013) Rocks, Clays, Water, and Salts: Highly Durable, Infinitely Rechargeable, Eminently Controllable Thermal Batteries for Buildings. Geoscience of the Built Environment; Geosciences 3: 63-101.
- (2013) Oregon Sunspace Redesign/Build: New Priorities for Thermal Mass. Proceedings of the American Solar Energy Society National Conference, Baltimore.
- (2008) Hybrid Ventilation in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center: A Late-Summer Case Study. Journal of Green Building 3: 56-73.