|"Ecotecture design is
grounded on natural dynamics, healthy materials, biological principles, human ergonomics,
cultural respect and compassionate understanding for the planet and all living
(Jorg-Dietram Ostrowski, 1998, Environmental Design & Construction, September/October, pp.20-30)
|Department of Design and Environmental
Use the table of contents to go directly to specific topics:
|This website is a
consolidated information source for designers, architects, and other individuals
interested in the design of ecologically responsible facilities. On this site you will
find the information organized by design phases for a facility into 4 main topic areas: External Considerations, Core and Envelope,
Indoor Ecology, and Materials and Products.
Within each topic area there are a number of subcomponent considerations that include
research information, tools for application, case studies of facilities that have applied
these considerations, and further guidance where you can investigate these considerations
in greater detail.
The content and illustrations of this site were developed by two graduate students in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University, Jennifer Platten Killeen and Rachael Fonda, under the direction of Professor Alan Hedge. We also acknowledge the assistance of Dr. Glenn Sweitzer and Andrea Libovich, Department of Architecture, Cornell University. Hillary Bobrow and Professor Alan Hedge are responsible for the design of the website.
The information contained in this site provided as a source of guidance on ecologically sensitive design. This information can be copied with the permission of the DEA webmaster . The information should not be used for commercial purposes.
© Cornell University, December, 1998