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National Science Foundation Living Wall Research

National Science Foundation Living Wall Research


With the goal of achieving net-zero-energy buildings in the U.S. by 2030, this project will develop intelligent and integrated building envelope systems with smart materials and innovative structures, upon a series of advanced and multi-disciplinary studies on material science, structure engineering, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, system optimization, and architecture integration. The proposed wall material and structure concept acquires the original idea from biomimicry of living body’s thermo-regulation systems (i.e., respiratory and circulatory systems) that can effectively and promptly adapt to surrounding environment with sophisticated heat transfer processes and metabolic adjustments. Read the detailed project description, view the formal proposal submitted to the NSF, recent PowerPoint presentations, and the 1st Year Research Reports by clicking here.

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