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Krarti, Baker on KUNC to discuss green technology

Oct. 19, 2021

Colorado is known as a leader in developing sustainable buildings and energy systems. The Front Range in particular is a growing hub for green technology research. A new research center at the University of Colorado Boulder aims to take advantage of that existing momentum in the green tech industry and...

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Oct. 8, 2021

Paul Chinowsky

Chinowsky: As heat waves intensify, tens of thousands of US classrooms will be too hot for students to learn in

Sept. 30, 2021

Rising temperatures due to climate change are causing more than just uncomfortably hot days across the United States. These high temperatures are placing serious stress on critical infrastructure such as water supplies, airports, roads and bridges. One category of critical infrastructure being severely affected is the nation’s K-12 schools. Ideally,...

Ben Livneh

Livneh quoted in Kaiser Health News wildfire story

Sept. 28, 2021

The ‘Burn Scars’ of Wildfires Threaten the West’s Drinking Water Colorado saw its worst fire season last year, with the three largest fires in state history and more than 600,000 acres burned. But some of the effects didn’t appear until this July, when heavy rain pushed sediment from damaged forests...

Two students checking the temperature and pressure settings for a rooftop HVAC unit in the Larson Laboratory.

Major research center for green building technology launches at CU Boulder

Sept. 22, 2021

A major research center for sustainable building technology has been founded at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST) Center is a new, five-year multi-university initiative funded by the National Science Foundation to advance sustainable building projects ranging from HVAC manufacturing, to smart glazing for windows,...

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CU Boulder postdocs and faculty mentors honored during National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

Sept. 17, 2021

This year’s Outstanding Postdoc Awards, reserved for postdocs excelling in research productivity, innovation, communication and leadership, are awarded to Drs. Constance Crozier (Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering) and Omkar Supekar (Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering). Crozier was nominated by Kyri Baker, assistant professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, who...

Paul Chinowsky

Chinowsky speaks to NBC News about I-70 Mudslides

Sept. 14, 2021

The flash flood roared down Glenwood Canyon with such force that it changed the course of the Colorado River. Torrents of mud, boulders as big as cars and toppled trees plunged down towering walls of rock carved over millennia. When it was over, the July 29 mudslide left a gaping...

Keith Porter

Keith Porter featured in Wired: Fleeing Disaster Is Hard. Climate Change Is Making It Harder

Sept. 2, 2021

In Louisiana, Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday, devastating communities with 150-mile-per-hour winds and towering storm surges. And in California, the Caldor Fire, which has burned 320 square miles and destroyed over 700 structures, rapidly advanced toward South Lake Tahoe on Monday. In a scene eerily reminiscent of the chaotic...

John Crimaldi

Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Professor John Crimaldi

Sept. 2, 2021

In this episode, we’ll meet Dr. John Crimaldi, a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. We’ll learn about his early fascination with sailing and how it set the course for his lifelong interest in fluid mechanics. As the Network Lead for the ambitious Odor2Action project, he...

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...