“I think we need to take this on as the next great design challenge of the 21st century.” —Christiana Moss
Heat waves and the dramatic effects of climate change have brought how we design, heat, and cool our buildings into sharp focus. The built environment is the key to survivability in an era of extremes, but if we are not careful—it can also contribute to making things worse. How can we keep cool without putting undue stress on the grid and adding to greenhouse gas emissions?
Listen in as Ten Across founder Duke Reiter speaks with building scientist Alexandra Rempel and architect Christiana Moss about how we can better design buildings to be more climate resilient.
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Dr. Alexandra Rempel is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Design at the University of Oregon. Her research efforts in passive solar heating, passive cooling, and natural ventilation combine field studies with energy modeling to reveal patterns that cannot be found by either method alone. She has previously taught in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and worked in green building practice at Solarc Architecture and Engineering. She holds a PhD in Biology from MIT and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon.
Christiana Moss is a founding principle at the architecture and environmental design practice Studio Ma in Phoenix, Arizona. Born in New York City, Christiana grew up in Brooklyn and on the beaches of Fire Island, diametrically different places that bred her interest in buildings and in the natural environment. Her approach has been formed through her studies both at Cornell and the Oslo School of Architecture.