Smart Buildings

Have you ever used a remote control to operate hear, air, lights, or security in your home? These are automated processes made possible by smart building research. A smart building uses sensors, microchips, and actuators to collect data and manage the system being used. This technology offers energy reduction management and optimizes space use.

What we build dictates how we use energy and how we value the natural environment and natural resources.

Amanda Webb Architectural engineering professor

Active Research Faculty

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Hazem M. Elzarka



Research Interests: Green building construction

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Anton C Harfmann

Professor and Director of Architectural Engineering and Director of DAAP Facilities and Technology


Research Interests: Construction modeling technology

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Eric T. Inglert

Assoc Professor


Research Interests: Education for building life cycle

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Sara Khoshnevisan

Assistant Professor


Research Interests: Soil liquefaction

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Nabil Nassif

Associate Professor


Research Interests: Sustainable HVAC systems

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Amanda Laurel Webb

Assistant Professor


Research Interests: Building energy analysis

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