University Design Competition for Specific Building Types
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Life on Land
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Partnerships to achieve the Goal
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Reduced Inequality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 02. Academic Level_(a) Undergrad student
  • 02. Academic Level_(b) Graduate Student
  • 02. Academic Level_(c) Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_(d) Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_(e) Not in School
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(c) up to 1 month
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(d) up to 1 semester
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(e) up to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(e) 20 to 39 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(g) 40 or more hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(c) Fall 2018
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter 2018-19
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2019
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_Uganda
  • 08. Continent_Antarctica
  • 08. Continent_Australia
  • 08. Continent_Central America
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Eastern)
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Western)
  • 08. Continent_North America
  • 08. Continent_South America
  • 09. Language_English
  • 10. Paid or Unpaid_Expenses only
  • University Design Competition for Specific Building Types

    Thomas Stanton



    Imagine a design competition like the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathalon, which works with multiple universities to develop designs for particular kinds of buildings in addition to houses. For example, a few types of buildings are large energy users, for example data centers, commercial greenhouses, and large indoor sports facilities (e.g. for hockey and ice skating sports; for tennis; for golf; for football/socker). Since there are hundreds of such buildings around the world, there could be great opportunities for high-efficiency designs and for making these into net-zero buildings.

    Please read more below . . .

    The Problem this Project Addresses

    Many new buildings are excessively wasteful of resources and commit the owners and operators to decades of energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Identifying the new building techniques and making them part of the normal construction practices is a major challenge. By engaging multiple colleges and universities in team-competitions to work on particular building types, promising design principles and practices can be more rapidly incorporated into such buildings. That is especially relevant to universities themselves, which operate massive physical plants including multiple building types.

    Region or Country Benefited by this Project

    Anywhere. Virtual. Specific design practices and principles will be relevant to specific climates.

    Where Will the Student or Volunteer Work?

    Virtual.

    The Person or Team at Your Organization Heading this Project

    Tom Stanton, Principal Researcher National Regulatory Research Institute Affiliation is presented for information purposes only. This project is separate from my work for NRRI.

    Academic Field, Expertise, Academic Level, and/or Experience Desired

    Architecture, engineering, urban planning, construction management.

    Start Date

    43466

    Commitment Duration

    40 hour minimum

    Commitment Hours per Week

    commitment hours will be determined in consultation with volunteers

    Language Skills Required

    Excellent English Language Skills required.

    Compensation

    Unpaid for the time being. An early task is to seek funding support for launching this initiative.

    How to Apply

    Contact Mr. Stanton at stantontom1 [at] gmail [d0t] com

    Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Life on Land
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Partnerships to achieve the Goal
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Reduced Inequality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 02. Academic Level_(a) Undergrad student
  • 02. Academic Level_(b) Graduate Student
  • 02. Academic Level_(c) Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_(d) Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_(e) Not in School
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(c) up to 1 month
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(d) up to 1 semester
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(e) up to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(e) 20 to 39 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(g) 40 or more hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(c) Fall 2018
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter 2018-19
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2019
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_Uganda
  • 08. Continent_Antarctica
  • 08. Continent_Australia
  • 08. Continent_Central America
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Eastern)
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Western)
  • 08. Continent_North America
  • 08. Continent_South America
  • 09. Language_English
  • 10. Paid or Unpaid_Expenses only