One goal of the high performance building research is to work with companies to create buildings that have zero nonrenewable energy consumption, or net zero energy.
Pratt & Whitney was particularly interested in five areas of strength at Penn State: aero-heat transfer related to gas turbine airfoils, gearboxes, acoustics, combustion, and advanced materials and coatings.
Anumba's research focuses on the use of communication and information technologies to advance the field of construction engineering, as well as solve problems within design and construction.
The IEC conducts interdisciplinary research, knowledge transfer and outreach activities to support the development of indoor environments that are more safe, more thermally, visually and acoustically comfortable, and that minimize the use of energy and other resources.
Dr. Ali Memari, Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering, is developing a new type of wall system that is transparent for increased daylight benefits.