1. sagansense:

    What you’re looking at are the preliminary designs for a soon-to-be-launched 5,500+ square foot energy management center, which will be located at the SUNY (State University of New York) Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in their zero energy nano building.

    Under NY Governor Cuomo and the NYPA (NY Power Authority), the NYEM (New York Energy Manager) is a comprehensive network/decision tool that utilizes Big Data analytics to monitor and troubleshoot buildings to reduce energy waste.

    This statewide energy-monitoring hub will ensure efficient management for more than 3,000 public buildings, equipped to serve many more facilities as well. With real-time data on energy use, building energy performance will be improved, which, economically, will lower the state’s overall utility bills.

    Basically, it will be like performing an MRI on a facility and getting an incredibly detailed report about how it consumes energy, said Gil C. Quiniones (@GQEnergy), President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority.

    The Big Data analytics provided by NYEM will keep government building operators better informed in real-time diagnostics regarding energy management decisions and future changes in usage determination.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has created the innovation capital of the world right here in New York state, and through CNSE’s partnership with NYPA, we will further advance the governor’s vision to be the leader in developing next-generation energy technologies. As energy demands continue to grow, we must make a significant commitment to increasing efficiencies. This partnership will deliver game-changing advances in energy management, and we welcome NYPA and its NYEM team to the world-class Albany NanoTech complex.
    — SUNY Polytechnic Institute CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros

    I obviously don’t have to mention how wonderful of a step this is inside the United States. Just as Tesla has set the trend for the production of an efficient robotic automobile manufacturing complex, along with the most efficient electric vehicle ever, SUNY Polytechnic Institute will set the trend for energy management, establishing a model example of how we should replicate these kinds of strategies throughout the country, and the growing modern world.

    Watch the announcement video, and read more about NYEM here, and here

    Related: 84% Of Enterprises See Big Data Analytics Changing Their Industries’ Competitive Landscapes In The Next Year (Forbes); and watch the video 'Energy & Utilities' (IBM)

  2. archatlas:

    via the-gasoline-station:

    Merchant Square footbridge

    Designers: Knight Architects + AKT II

    Location/Year: London, England UK / 2014

    Photograph: Edmund Sumner

    (via an-architectural-statement)

  3. ucresearch:

    The silly logic that congress has about climate change

    You may have already seen the full segment on The Daily Show (you should if you haven’t) where John Stewart critiques a recent hearing held by the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. It echoes a commencement speech that President Obama gave last spring at UC Irvine:

    Today’s Congress is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change.  They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad.  One member of Congress actually says the world is cooling. There was one member of Congress who mentioned a theory involving “dinosaur flatulence”—which I won’t get into.

    As for the ice in the glass concept, mounting evidence finds large swaths of land ice melting into the ocean.  A recent study that incorporates 40 years of observations from a joint effort with NASA and UC Irvine has found that the West Antarctic glacier will contribute to a 4 foot rise in sea level.  

    You can read more about that study here →

    (via sagansense)

  4. archatlas:

    Red Rock Anmahian Winton Architects

    "This ensemble of buildings includes a one-bedroom house, and a combined guesthouse and garage located on a densely wooded site in Red Rock, NY. A 200-foot long masonry retaining wall follows the contour of the steep topography and directs the entry to the site, and establishes a new plateau for the house, guesthouse, and garden. The buildings engage the site in different ways. The guesthouse clings to the wall and overlooks the level garden terrace, while the main house projects out from the landform and opens up to the forest treetops."

    (via an-architectural-statement)

  6. txchnologist:

    Next-Generation Satellite Dissects Storms From Top To Bottom

    Meteorologists are getting a whole new view of the weather systems that bring rain, snow and ice thanks to an instrument launched into orbit earlier this year. The next-generation Global Precipitation Measurement satellite and a constellation of other observatories and relays scan the entire globe every three hours to send back an avalanche of data.

    Read more and see the video below.

    Continue reading…

    (via sagansense)

  7. archatlas:

    Los Molles House dRN + Oltmann Ahler

    (via an-architectural-statement)

  8. architorturedsouls:

    Cheongshim Water Culture Centre / UnSangDong Architects

    (Source: knstrct.com, via an-architectural-statement)

  10. This “Skin” For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero EnergyFastCoExist

    Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have designed a new membrane that wraps around a building instead of walls, filled with micro-scale valves and lenses that open and close as they sense light, heat, and humidity. The facade works with no power at all—not even solar panels—and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.