Published on Wednesday October 10, 2007
Professor Caroline Schauer has been co-awarded a Synergy Grant from the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.
The $10,000 award is for the project entitled, "Daylighting Design Tools to Ensure Material and Configuration Efficacy in Maximizing Building Energy Efficiency and Indoor Lighting Quality." PI on the project is Professor Eugenia Ellis from the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at the Westphal College. In addition to Co-PI Schauer, Professor Jin Wen of the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering also serves as Co-PI.
This multi-disciplinary research project will investigate developing daylighting simulation tools for modeling design solutions for buildings regardless of solar orientation or building configuration. Additionally, daylighting prototypes will be developed, incorporating daylight waveguide design with color temperature compensation and artificial light supplementation.
MSE undergraduate students Jameson Detweiler (senior) and Eric Eisele (junior) are working on the project.
Jameson will be using this project as the basis for his senior design.