I'm an architect, consultant and researcher who work combining two issues: green architecture and CAAD.

Throughout the years, I have looked for and found the strong connection between the continuously increasing abilities of the computer and its contribution to the development of other areas, in general, and in field of sustainable architecture design, in particular.

I view the important impact that sustainable architecture has on keeping a better world to live in. In my opinion, action should be taken on two fronts, in order to advance this important issue. On the one hand, to inform designers and the authorities, encouraging a serious approach towards this issue, with regard to projects they are planning or confirming, while designing simple, yet efficient, design tools which are energy-conscious-oriented. On the other hand, to educate students, the architects of the future, to approach the design process with a high degree of awareness of environmental issues, and by doing this, achieving a sustainable architecture that will better represent the values and ambitions of society and the state.

Therefore, and in order to reach these two communities (practitioners and students), I have performed over the years basic research, in which models, algorithms, and computer programs have been created, at the urban and building level (refer to the following diagram).

This basic research, whose outcome is computerized models, is implemented in three ways:

1. Applied research: in which issues and problems that require the development of simple design tools, or design guidelines, are identified and researched in accordance with prevailing environmental conditions. These research projects are commissioned and funded by government offices.

2. Professional consultation: The professional consultation that I provide is mainly designed to inform practitioners regarding the most updated knowledge in energy conscious design. At the same time it allows me to gain access to the field-based perspective, enabling me to understand in which directions new/additional research should be developed, that will be better tuned to the market's needs.

3. Teaching: The knowledge developed in the different research projects, including design tools, is embedded in the curriculum of the different courses I teach, such as "Climate, Energy and Architecture", or the architectural design studio. In this manner, the students are exposed to the forefront of knowledge on this issue.

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Abraham Yezioro D.Sc.

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning Technion, IIT.  Technion City, Haifa, 32000. Haifa, Israel.

Tel: +972.4.8294044/13 Fax: +972.4.8294617                    Email: ayez@tx.technion.ac.il

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