Natural Ventilation Workshop @ MIT

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Welcome to the webpage of the first Natural Ventilation Workshop @ MIT.


Workshop presentations

The slides presented by our speakers during the workshop are available here (click on the pictures to see the presentations):

  • Natural Ventilation @ Payette by Alejandra Menchaca (Payette)

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  • Cooling Potential of Natural Ventilation for Affordable Housing in India by Madeline Gradillas (MIT)

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  • Natural Ventilation in Practice by Erik Olsen (Transsolar) and Nadir Abdessemed (Transsolar)

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  • Natural Ventilation: SOM Examples by Stephen Ray (SOM)

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  • CoolVent Workshop by Alejandra Menchaca (Payette) and Alonso Dominguez (MIT)

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 General information

  • What?

Speakers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Payette, and Transsolar will share their experiences designing and managing naturally ventilated buildings. Topics to be discussed include a design project for natural ventilation in low income housing in India, and early design computational tools.

Bring a laptop for hands-on workshops on CoolVent (coolvent.mit.edu) and Archsim (archsim.com)

  • When?

August 20th, 2014. From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  •  Where?

MIT campus. Building 3, room 3-333

Click here for directions for getting to MIT: Getting to MIT

Accommodations in Cambridge and Boston: Where to stay

Here is a map of the MIT campus & building 3: MIT campus


List of speakers

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Leon Glicksman (PhD) is a Professor of Building Technology and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, working on research related to energy-efficiency design, natural ventilation, sustainable design for developing countries, and design tools for energy efficient buildings. Professor Glicksman has worked as a consultant for building developer and design firms in the US, UK, Japan, and China, the latter as part of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) of the US Department of Energy and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. Additionally, he has helped in the development of high-performance aerogel insulation systems as part of the DuPont-MIT Alliance program. He is a member of the MIT Energy Council and co-chair of the Energy Task Force at MIT.

 

 

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Stephen Ray (PhD, LEED AP), is a mechanical engineer in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP. He specializes in visualizing sustainability by working closely with designers to weave high performance systems into design, highlighting their sustainability. Before SOM, Steve commissioned and monitored a midsize office building in Tokyo as a postdoctoral researcher at MIT. His doctoral dissertation in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT generated new modeling approaches for natural ventilation after extensive work with existing models and full-scale building experiments.

 

 

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Erik Olsen (MSc) is the CEO and Managing Director of Transsolar Inc, where he leads the New York office of Transsolar. He has participated as leader and as the expert in thermal simulations in several projects, including the John and Frances Angelos Law Center for the University of Baltimore. He has lectured at several universities, such as the School of Architecture of Syracuse University, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the University of California at Berkeley, among others. Erik Olsen has served on local and national green building committees.

 

 

 

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Nadir Abdessemed (PhD) joined Transsolar Stuttgart in 2009 to manage an array of international projects related to climate responsive design, energy and sustainability. Recently he joined Erik Olsen’s group in New York where he is advocating for natural ventilation concepts in projects with Steven Holl, Diller Scofidio & Renfro (DS+R), and Renzo Piano. Nadir has given lectures and held workshops at numerous universities including the Bartlett in London and TU Berlin and served as an expert for DGNB, the German Society for Sustainable Buildings. He is a mechanical engineer by training and received his PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College, where he developed novel methodologies in the field of CFD.

 

 

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Alejandra Menchaca (PhD) is a LEED Accredited Professional building scientist at Payette, where she is the specialist on airflow dynamics for natural ventilation design. Before joining Payette, she aided in the design of the ventilation system of a building in downtown Tokyo. Previous research projects have dealt with the importance of radiation in naturally ventilated buildings, simple geometries to account for people in CFD simulations, and a semi-empirical model to predict thermal stratification in naturally ventilated buildings. She has been a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 


Workshops

Two hands-on workshops on CoolVent and Archsim. Bring your own laptop to learn how to use these programs.

  • CoolVent workshop

Menchaca-BrandanAlejandra Menchaca (PhD) is a LEED Accredited Professional building scientist at Payette, where she is the specialist on airflow dynamics for natural ventilation design. Before joining Payette, she aided in the design of the ventilation system of a building in downtown Tokyo. Previous research projects have dealt with the importance of radiation in naturally ventilated buildings, simple geometries to account for people in CFD simulations, and a semi-empirical model to predict thermal stratification in naturally ventilated buildings. She has been a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

  • Archsim workshop

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Timur Dogan (MDes) is a PhD student at the Building Technology Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on building design using performance simulations. Before joining the MIT School of Architecture, he worked at Transsolar Energietechnik in Munich and at Wandel Hoefer Lorch Architekten. He received his Master’s in Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and his Diploma in Architecture with distinction from the Technical University (TU) Darmstadt.

 

 


Program

 

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2 comments on “Natural Ventilation Workshop @ MIT
  1. Liu Yang says:

    what is the cost for the one-day workshop?

    • natvent says:

      The workshop was free. However, we do not have a workshop programed for this year. Last workshop was held last year.

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