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Explore the acoustics research and green roof research at the Centre of Architectural Ecology.

Acoustics research

Under Maureen Connelly’s direction, the Centre’s team and graduate students have conducted a great volume of original research on acoustical performance and sound quality of living architecture; community noise, strategies to mitigate; building envelope performance and other fun topics in acoustics and living architecture. Here is a list of graduate thesis, many available on-line at the BCIT Institutional Repository.

Current green roof research

The Centre’s initial research [PDF] established how extensive green roofs perform in the climate of coastal BC, and much work has taken place since then. Our current research, both on the Elevated Lab and in the lab, are examining the extent to which extensive green roofs serve a city’s ecological health and well-being. Our research established the stormwater, thermal, material, and acoustical performance of green roofs in the Pacific Northwest, but the extent to which these systems serve a city’s ecological health remains unclear. In spring 2018, the Centre launched two new projects on the Elevated Lab, titled ‘Technologies and Ecologies’.