30 May 2018
Ulrike Passe presented team research at the 8th workshop of the NSF funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) “ Integration of the Human Dimension in Product and Process Modeling in the Creation of Resilient and Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE) at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics. Ulrike presented the hybrid physics data modeling framework integrating human behavior and thermo-physical data into our neighborhood energy model.
11 Apr 2018
We are proud to announce that the team comprised of Professor Ulrike Passe, Dr. Janette Thompson, and graduate research assistants Farzad Hashemi and Breanna Marmur have had their research paper, Developing a Workflow to Integrate Tree Inventory Data into Urban Energy Modeling, accepted to this year’s SIMAUD conference to be held at TU Delft University June 4th – 7th.
The paper demonstrates the team’s research into creating a process for integrating urban forest inventory data into a 3D energy model, a development which has been used to analyze how forest shading impacts building energy performance in Midwest cities. This specific process integrates Grasshopper 3D modeling, Meerkat plug-in for Grasshopper, and GIS data.
The annual conference, now into its ninth year, aims to promote alchemy between fields such as architecture, urban design, urban planning, building science, visualization, and simulation by highlighting emerging and cutting-edge research being done with simulation-based support systems. We are excited to have Professor Passe and Hashemi represent the Sustainable Cities team this upcoming June at the conference. Congratulations!
23 Mar 2018
On behalf of the Sustainable Cities Research Group, we would like to offer our congratulations to Master student Wanyu Huang for having her thesis approved by The Graduate College review committee earlier this week. Huang's thesis, Exploring Households’ Weatherization Adoptions: An Agent-based Approach, serves as a critical assessment of her research, and gives further agency to the multi-disciplinary Des Moines Energy project that is being carried out by the S.C. team.
Thank you Wanyu for your continued support and congratulations on your outstanding achievement!
25 Jan 2018
On January 23rd, Ulrike Passe and Janette Thompson attended the 2018 National Council for Science and the Environment (NSCE) Conference in Washington D.C. to present their continued research on energy data mapping. The annual conference brings together a global interdisciplinary group of educators, scientists, advocates, and policy leaders to share their latest findings and achievements in the pursuit of more informed environmental decision making.
30 Nov 2017
On November 30th, 2017 Ulrike Passe was invited to participate in the NSF-Sponsored Workshop on ‘Effective Community-University-Industry Collaboration Models for Smart and Connected Communities Research’ to speak on the panel “Building Socio-Technical Collaborations within Academia”. She talked about the opportunity for design disciplines to bring together researchers from diverse scientific, engineering and humanities fields into an integrated research teams at Iowa State University’s Sustainable City’s team.
09 Oct 2017
Graduate student, Jacklin Stonewall will present a paper on Best Practices for Engaging Underserved Populations.
09 Oct 2017
Through learning about and using our research team's prototype agent-based model, the Community Growers youth began to think about their community garden as a community gathering place as well as place to grow healthy food.
08 Oct 2017
Ulrike Passe, an Iowa State University associate professor of architecture, presented her paper on “Performance, data and the expanding field of sustainable design” at the 6th International Alvar Aalto Meeting on Contemporary Architecture – Technology and Humanism organized by the Alvar Aalto Academy at the Town Hall in Seinajoki, Finland, which was designed by Aalto in 1962.
05 Oct 2017
Linda Shenk and Mallory Riesberg present "Community Growers" Program for Youth in Des Moines at The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque, Iowa. The conference took place over two days (October 4th and 5th), and allowed for the sharing of research and ideas about creating more resilient communities.
03 Oct 2017
"The 2nd International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities will present novel research concerning the use of information and communication technologies in Smart Cities, and will also provide a forum for senior researchers to establish collaborations on new research projects in this domain. A smart city cannot be defined without a better involvement of citizens (smart people)."