Architectural research into environmental performance

Werner Gaiser, Steve Hardy

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The AA School's Environments, Ecologies & Sustainability (EES) Research Cluster investigates the current understanding of EES within the design, research and pedagogical communities in universities and beyond in the professional world in order to become a forum for discussion of EES in design and pedagogy. With an initial survey in form of an open competition the EES Research Cluster asks students, architects, researchers and the wider scientific and design communities the simple question: What could be areas of potential research for EES design? The collected data are presented in an open exhibition and discussed by a panel of invited jurors in order to determine whether the perceived and currently communicated ideas of EES are addressing important or only peripheral issues. In response to the results of the survey the Cluster is developing into an open forum for EES design research addressing the issues identified. This approach intends to foster the vitality and interdisciplinary growth of the Cluster by ensuring its activities match the interest and needs of the design community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2006 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 6 2006Sep 8 2006


Other23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2006


  • Education
  • Environmental design
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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