The team was awarded funding for further development of a novel membrane desiccant dehumidification system from the Andlinger E-ffiliates program. We will continue our collaboration with Dow and Arkema on the novel system including new ideas for 3D printing the interface system.
Forrest and the CHAOS team hosted the New Jersey chapter of the United States Green Building Council for a tour of campus buildings, including the new Architecture Laboratory and the Andlinger Center. Forrest delivered a lecture on Architecture-Engineering-Sustainability, and engaged in a lively dialogue on future potentials in the space between architecture and engineering amongst many practicing architects and engineers.
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Forrest performing at 3pm a talk on future architecture, and will be employing his use of “thermal magic”
Forrest presented on Oct 28th on a panel with Kiel Moe of Harvard GSD and Bill Braham of UPenn. The event titled “Sustainability is Dead: Architecture as a (Re)generator” questioned the role of architecture and the use of sustainability in the field. Forrest presented on the new possibilities for innovation in architecture by changing the design paradigms and perspectives on how heating and cooling should be accomplished in buildings.
Forrest was invited to Berkeley for the annual meeting of the CBE including meetings with former collaborator in Singapore and at Princeton, Jovan Pantelic, in his new role as professional researcher at the Berkeley Center for the Built Environment. Research in advanced sensors, comfort, and radiant heating and cooing were all discussed, and current CHAOS research projects were well-received and many potential collaborations were initiated. Forrest also met with Prof. Ed Arens, who shares a mutual appreciation for the Olgyay research in Princeton in the 50’s and 60’s. Arens will be a Highlight Seminar speaker at the Andlinger Center Feb 8th.
Giving explantations of thermal comfort influences of radiant heating and cooling during the tours of our new Andlinger Center building, featuring radiant cooling panels.
Forrest was an invited speaker at Columbia GSAPP’s Embodied Energy and Design Conference on Earth Day.
He presented a talk, “Useful Life versus Usefulness – Embodied Entropy in an Architecture of Moving Parts,” which will be extended into an upcoming publication based on the conference.
Princeton “Campus as a Lab” logo unveiled!
The CHAOS Lab is heavily engaged with leveraging the Princeton Campus as a lab with projects taking data and reacting to many aspects of building energy and exergy use on campus.