Science Inventory

3D PRINTING SUSTAINABLE BUILDING COMPONENTS FOR FACADES AND AS WINDOW ELEMENTS

Impact/Purpose:

The project is an integrative educational and research project that will revolutionize design and construction methods towards more sustainable buildings by developing recycled wood and glass 3D printed façade and window elements.

Description:

The façade elements we design will be targeted at the construction industry and will be evaluated in the context of rapid manufacturing, energy conservation, thermal performance, structural strength, durability and construction assembly. The façade element designs will serve to reduce the need for expensive and energy consumptive heating and air conditioning thereby reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and reducing the amount of pollution produced to make energy.

Record Details:

Record Type: PROJECT (ABSTRACT)
Start Date: 08/15/2012
Completion Date: 08/14/2013
Record ID: 250920