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The development of the UT Zero Energy House will create many opportunities for in-depth research on a variety of building related issues. As the Institute of Smart Structures and Zero Energy House projects mature, this research will be found here including reseach conducted by our partners at ORNL and Science Alliance.

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Building Control and Diagnostics:

Performance Based Design

Performance Analysis

Digital Simulation

Sensoring, Computing, Information Processing

Building Materials:

New Building Materials and New Technology of Construction
Shape Control
Smart Fiber

Phase Change Materials (PCM)

Coatings & Colorants

Insulation: Aerogel

Sustainable Building Design

Hydrogen Fuel Initiative
“Plus Energy” surfaces by naturally producing hydrogen using algae [.pdf]


Digital Architecture

Integration of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Technology

Evolutionary Optimization

Digital Architecture and Environmental Studies
Sustainable wood:


Structural Analysis and Optimization

Intelligent Structures