What can a Building Technologist do about Public Health? [Pre-Print]

Pre-Print? This is still a work in progress; I will continue to update this post over the coming weeks This piece explores why re-orienting buildings  around public health is so important, and it offers areas of opportunity (particularly for indoor air quality via HVAC) for anyone– not just building technologists!–to get started. Prologue Earlier this … Continue reading What can a Building Technologist do about Public Health? [Pre-Print]

What can a building technologist do about climate change? Part 3

WELCOME BACK If you’ve stuck with me this long, thank you! You must be just as much of a buildings / climate change geek as I am. Earlier, I wrote about about the need to address building related greenhouse gas emissions and discussed the frictions that I believe prevent residents from evolving their Personal Infrastructure. … Continue reading What can a building technologist do about climate change? Part 3

What can a building technologist do about climate change? Part 2

Core & Shell In an earlier post, I wondered: How does one determine what to spend one’s time on, in a shift to focusing on climate change? Particularly one who has an obsessive interest in people’s experiences with buildings and the built environment, like myself? I narrowed in on modular components that needed a deeper … Continue reading What can a building technologist do about climate change? Part 2

What can a Building Technologist do about Climate Change?

Title inspired by Bret Victor’s piece “What can a Technologist do about Climate Change?“ Something that has been swirling in my mind lately: personally having a more direct impact on our quest to reduce the causes of climate change. While I’ve been indirectly involved in environmental endeavors for most of my career, I naively thought … Continue reading What can a Building Technologist do about Climate Change?