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Sedigheh Ghiasi presents at AIA convention

Sedigheh Ghiasi presents workshop at the Iowa AIA convention Sept 23

Oct 03, 2021

The presentation was based on Sedigheh Ghiasi’s MS in Architecture thesis, which she will also defend this fall.

Title:   An interactive GIS-based method to enable homeowners and architects to determine feasible roof areas for photovoltaic (PV) panels

A Community Farm Roundtable Discussion about Food Systems

Sep 21, 2021

The Iowa UrbanFEWS project values sharing our research beyond academia. When Mustard Seed Community Farm, a local non-profit in Ames, Iowa reached out to a PhD student on the team, a roundtable discussion about food systems emerged.

Tiffanie Stone led the discussion - her research with the project is focused on understanding the environment and social impacts of different types of food systems. 

Diba Malekpour Koupaei presents at the 17th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference

Sep 14, 2021

Diba Malekpour Koupaei, PhD candidate in the Civil Engineering Department at Iowa State University, presented the team’s most recent research efforts on developing a workflow for the integration of high-resolution tree geometries in urban energy simulation models at the same conference. Her paper, titled “A framework for integrating high-resolution trees in urban energy use models”, focused on the development of an improved modelling framework for estimating the amount and timing of shading from trees and its effects on cooling and heating energy use in residential buildings.