B.L. Yamakoshi

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The University of Virginia's ecoMOD project, which promotes ecological, affordable housing, is currently in its evaluation phase. This involves monitoring energy and water consumption in the first of the project's homes with a student-designed and installed system. The data collected from this system will be used to inform the design of the next home and(More)
Students from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science have partnered with the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority to structure a plan to revitalize the Westhaven public housing project. Enhancing a systems engineering-based framework with participatory design principles, the team intends to engage residents in(More)
The two goals of this project were to develop a household water purification method and to provide a framework for sustaining this technology in a low-income community. According to the World Health Organization, waterborne diseases are a leading cause of illness and death in developing countries. Over 1.1 billion people across the world lack access to an(More)
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