Architectural engineering expert Simi Hoque explains how the pandemic has affected our energy use and how to conserve energy when working from home.
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Q+A: How Will COVID-19 Change Building Ventilation Standards?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated guidance to acknowledge that COVID-19 is primarily being spread through the air we breathe. While research has indicated as much for quite some time, the formal […]
Q+A: Why Wood Construction Is Making a Comeback
While it was one of the first and most common materials used to make things, when it comes to buildings larger than a log cabin, wood has been on the outs for more than a […]
Drexel Snapshot: Designing and Building Philly’s First Public Boathouse
During the summer, as part of Drexel’s Engineering Projects in Community Service program, students from Drexel’s College of Engineering worked with students from the community to design and build a public boathouse and a floating […]
Your Morning Coffee and Its Effect on The Future of Sustainable Building Design
When your office’s overzealous air conditioner is creating a sub-arctic work environment, what measures will you take to keep warm? Will you go right to the thermostat, or do you put on a sweater, make […]
A Building Engineer’s Tips for Keeping Cool in Hot Weather
Whether you’re dialing down the thermostat, hoisting a window unit into place or creating a wind tunnel of fans, it’s been a challenge to keep cool during record temperatures this summer. And comfort comes at […]
Guiding Light: Can the Quality of Assisted-Living Home and Hospital Life be Improved With the Flick of a Switch?
Can you imagine a life without sunsets? Twenty-four hours of daylight? Perhaps – if you’re summering in the Arctic Circle. But as a relatively common occurrence in hospitals and group-living centers, it can disrupt sleep […]