The following projects include those recently completed and work in progress by BTES members. Please submit information about your current projects here. Please also send us an associated project image with credits that should be listed by emailing contact.BTES@gmail.com.
The Embodied Carbon Network
Kathrina Simonen, University of Washington
The Embodied Carbon Network is a collective group of individuals within taskforces committed to designing embodied and operational carbon out of our new and renovated buildings to achieve a carbon neutral built environment by 2050. Launched in the spring of 2017, the network has a global reach of over 100 participants. Please consider joining the network to learn and share as we work to understand and reduce the carbon impact of the built environment.
The Type V City
Jeana Ripple, University of Virginia
The impact of material building stock on urban resilience is a particular blind spot in building regulation, and in the larger discourse surrounding resilience and environmental justice. Throughout the growth of American cities, a material regulation category called “construction type” was applied based on site-specific conditions and material combustibility, but accumulated to define neighborhood-scale material patterns and unintended urban performance. The Type V City project investigates cumulative, code-defined building material patterns in five growing American cities with areas of comparable residential density but within varied climatic zones with the intention of reclassifying construction types according to long-term urban scale impacts