Jonathan Knowles (Professor, Architecture) and his students were selected as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy, Race to Zero, student design competition. This semester, students in Knowles’ technology seminar used the Race to Zero competition as a prompt to develop an affordable and energy-efficient micro-house for the City of Providence.
His team presented to industry-recognized jurors at the Race to Zero forum on April 21, 2018, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The project was supported by CertainTeed, One Neighborhood Builders, Building Futures RI, and the City of Providence. The goal of the research seminar is to build the knowledge base for the eventual construction of a prototype during the summer of 2019.
The seminar team includes: David Amdie, Pedro Armelin, Michail Birman, Robert Calise, Karin Hostettler, Jae Young Jo, Sang Ho Ju, Taylor McCabe, William Morales, Farinaz Moslemi, Wilfred Rodriguez, and Xuan Wang.