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Mitigate, Adapt, Sustain: Design Protocolls for Carbon-Neutral, A d a p t i v e Blue Infrastructures Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter Florida International University, Miami FIU-College of Architecture + The Arts Co-Director Structures and Environmental Technologies Lab (SET)
IPCC World Climate Report of 2007 suggests to achieve an average GHG reduction of almost 80 % to approximately 1.3 metric tonnes per person per capita until 2030! (this does include non- technical options such as lifestyle changes)
- ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… + http://unfccc.int/ghg_data/ghg_data_unfccc/items/4146.php The GHG 1990-2007 data reported by Parties contain estimates for direct greenhouse gases, such as: CO 2 - Carbon dioxide CH 4 - Methane N 2 O - Nitrous oxide PFCs - Perfluorocarbons HFCs - Hydrofluorocarbons SF 6 - Sulphur hexafluoride as well as for the indrect greenhouse gases such as SO 2, NOx, CO and NMVOC. GHG data from UNFCCC
Intelligent Buildings/Cities Design Research Projects University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1990- 1991 Parametric-algorithmic ‘What-if” scenario modeling of new carbon-neutral coastal cities and buildings in different climate zones in Europe. f l o a t i n g infrastructural cities
RETREAT Or pumping more with fossil fuels and causing more greenhouse gases, environmental damages, and trigger more sea level rise ? Or should we focus more on alternative, carbon-neutral, f l o a t i n g infrastructural cities ?
USGBC’s 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition Award Design Studio Projects at Florida International University, Miami Emerging Green Builders South Florida Chapter Award Elevated, carbon-neutral houses (above) and section (below) of the city of New Orleans ground elevation from Canal St. at the Mississippi River to the Lakefront at U.N.O. Students: Katiuska Merino and Mabel Lanza RETREAT
INTERACTIVE FIU-CARTA LARGE SCALE EXHIBITION DEMONSTRATING S L R – M I A M I 2100 CORAL GABLES MUSEUM 2014-2015 ADAPT-SUSTAIN
FIU-CARTA Graduate Research Design Studios DEMONSTRATING S L R – M I A M I 2013 -2100
http://cartanews.fiu.edu/ana- benatuil- masters-project- in-washington-d- c-aia-gallery/ Instructors: Prof. Nepomechie and Prof. Canaves, 2014-2015 ADAPT-SUSTAIN
FIU Carbon-Neutral Design Studio Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios Students: Anabel Mendt- Ehrmann and Silvia Baldoquin, “Carbon Neutral Condo Tower for Miami Beach”
FIU Carbon- Neutral Design Studio Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter, MBUS Students: Anabel Mendt Ehrmann and Silvia Baldoquin, Carbon Neutral Condo Tower for Miami Beach VERTICAL RETREAT ADAPT SUSTAIN
SIEMENS NEURAL NETWORKS ARE GENETIC ALGORITHMS Siemens uses biologically inspired process- optimization 3-D-learning programs that evaluate, predict, control specific peak load and cost factors such as flood-, drink water-, treatment and energy distribution use, labor and disposal for Real-Time monitoring Smart Grid Systems. The program integrates several key hydraulic scenario features with urban planning parameters as drink water, wastewater treatment, biological operations and solids separation, to significantly reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. Virtual Engineering
With games engines, such as Quest3D® fed by 3D-data resulting from multiple scenario inputs of Built Environment Modeling (BEM) tools, today we can create navigable, immersive integrated 3-D urban models that illustrate potential flooding, adaptable infrastructures and buildings, cities, storm, humidity and air movement, and people or vehicle circulations using false color. Based on information from Geographical Information Systems (GIS) databases and accurate physical analyses, these quantitative interactive 3-D environments provide unified, multidisciplinary representations of proposed urban developments.
Quest-3-D Real Time Animation of a 4,500 acres Future Land that is being reclaimed off the coast of the Netherlands for the Port of Rotterdam. The Future Experience shows what this area will look like – including sea level rise -when it is finished in 2033. The Quest-3-D graphical programming allows quick testing and modification of imported 3-D models in DXF, 3DS, OBJ, DAE and FBX formats. ADAPT-SUSTAIN
How to protect floating villages, cities and communities against high tide and storm surges?
The salt-tolerant plants act as a natural breakwater against tides and storms, trapping river sediment in their strong roots and helping to prevent ecosystems from washing away.