Alexandra Rempel

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Alexandra Rempel.

Alexandra Rempel, an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, is a building scientist and ecologist working to understand the lessons that existing buildings and environmental physics hold for climate-responsive design. Her research efforts in passive solar heating, passive cooling, and natural ventilation combine field studies with energy modeling to reveal patterns that cannot be found by either method alone; this work has been published in Building and Environment, Geosciences, and Renewable Energy. She teaches Bioclimatic Design (vernacular strategies); Built Ecologies I (graduate building science); Energy, Comfort, and Ecology (thermodynamics, heat transfer, and ecology); Environmental and Ecological Systems (passive systems design); Design Studio I for Building Science majors; and Doctoral Seminars I, II, and III in Built Ecologies. She has taught previously at Duke University in the School of the Environment and at the Colorado School of Mines in Environmental Science and Engineering. She holds a Ph.D. in Biology from MIT and an M.Arch. from the University of Oregon.


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