Mary Hardin’s Article on DDBC Houses Published in TAD
An article, Post-Occupancy Testing of Thermal Dynamics of Design-Build Residences in Tucson, Arizona, by Professor Mary Hardin has been published in the TAD journal (Technology | Architecture + Design).
The article examines three of the DDBC residences, describing the design goals the design/build team had for energy conservation, how the designs responded to those goals, and how energy performance was measured after the houses were built and occupied. Mary concentrated her analysis on DDBC Residences 2, 4, and 5, because they had very different approaches to energy conservation. BArch student Rachel Varin produced the graphs and diagrams for the article.
TAD is a new journal, started by ACSA a couple of years ago to focus on the more technical aspects of architectural design. The TAD Editorial Board hosts a panel discussion at the ACSA National Conference to showcase exemplary papers from recently published issues. Because Mary’s article was highly regarded by the Board, she has been invited to share her research at the ACSA conference in Pittsburgh next March.