Jay Arehart

Bloomberg: The Best Cities for Low Carbon Emissions Aren’t the Tallest

Aug. 30, 2021

As the world continues to urbanize, cities are reaching new heights every year. The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, for example, built 14 new skyscrapers in 2018 alone. The pursuit of such lofty living spaces follows the conventional thinking that it’s more sustainable for growing cities to build up than...

Wangda Zuo

Zuo an International Building Performance Simulation Association Fellow

Aug. 26, 2021

Associate Professor Wangda Zuo has been elected a fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. IBPSA is a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners dedicated to improving the built environment. Zuo is a leading researcher in building system modeling and indoor environmental modeling. He...

Keith Molenaar

First Generation Stories: Keith Molenaar

Aug. 26, 2021

Keith Molenaar is a first-generation college graduate, meaning he was the first in his family to complete a four-year degree. He is also the K. Stanton Lewis Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the acting dean of the College of...

Mija Hubler

Carbon capture DOE-funded projects may lead to more durable concrete materials

Aug. 25, 2021

Assistant Professor Mija Hubler and Melvin E. and Virginia M. Clark Professor Al Weimer are collaborating on linked Department of Energy-funded projects to capture and repurpose carbon products from fuel sources into materials for concrete bricks. They hope to reduce pollution while also making stronger, more resilient building materials that...

Mark Hernandez

COVID-19 has spurred investments in air filtration for K-12 schools – but these technologies aren’t an instant fix

Aug. 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to indoor air quality and the effect that ventilation has on reducing disease transmission in indoor spaces. A recent infrastructure survey reported that of the nearly 100,000 operating public school buildings across the U.S., more than a third have an immediate need for...

Chris Senseney

Senseney discusses I-70 safety with Colorado Springs Gazette

Aug. 16, 2021

The safety of travelers through Glenwood Canyon on Interstate 70 will require innovative solutions to deal with the power of water and gravity for the foreseeable future. When the highway was built, sections were elevated on pylons to pass water, as well as to provide animals with access to the...

Keith Porter

KKTV Colorado Springs - CU Boulder experts: Biden infrastructure bill could help Colorado with natural disaster mitigation

Aug. 16, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The recent I-70 mudslides are just one example of natural disasters that can hit Colorado, wearing down roads, bridges, and buildings. There is new insight from a Colorado based expert, who is said, Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill has potential to reduce damage done by...

Keith Porter

Denver CBS4: 'Mitigation Saves’: CU Engineer Praises Transportation Improvements In Infrastructure Bill

Aug. 11, 2021

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado could see billions of dollars in federal funding coming in to address infrastructure issues across the state. The money would be a part of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday. Colorado could see more than $5 billion over five...

Graphic showing various built environments Graphic from the paper showing different urban environments varying in height and density.

Cities like Paris may be optimal urban form for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Aug. 10, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are part of a newly published study that finds that low-rise, high-density environments like those found in Paris are the optimal urban form when looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their whole life cycle. The work, recently published in npj Urban Sustainability , builds on...

Info graphic showing interdisciplinary aspects of the themeFaculty within the theme represent six departments in the college of engineering and four departments within the broader CU Boulder community.

Seed grants fund research into sustainable living, disruption from construction

Aug. 5, 2021

The Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Interdisciplinary Research Theme is funding two new projects this summer through its seed grant initiative. Interdisciplinary Research Themes in the college are made of faculty, staff and students. They help researchers coordinate faculty hires, share facilities and use seed funding to leverage work...

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