Texas Trip Systems Analysis – Methods VII

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion:

Climate control systems in the Josey Pavilion seek to minimize environmental impact while creating comfort for users. “Big Ass Fans” & cross ventilation with permiable fenestration help keep the interior cool by using the wind & minimal energy.

The buildings structure uses techniques to elevate the wood off the ground so that the contact point isn’t prone to water damage. The wood clamps to steel plates that make contact with the ground or raised concrete slabs. Structural details of the connection to water runoff systems create beautiful detailing in technical functions.

Water collection is important, as the building functions a water conversation office. The water for drinking & plumbing is stored in an interior tank. A larger exterior tank also serves the as rain-water collection & storage.




TreeHouse Dallas:

Clerestory Windows allow an abundance of daylight to enter the building, ultimately reducing consumption costs. “Big Ass Fans” create airflow & reduce costs as well.

A green wall inside is a model for sustainability integrated into buildings.

UT Norman Hackerman Building:

Photos of the mechanical room show the complexity of multi-story, laboratory, & research facility mechanical units. Heating, cooling, water, & electrical cross paths in an intricate system of parts.


A greenhouse utilizes the roof space & captures as much daylight as possible. Controlling air is an important part of quality of lab results.

An exterior courtyard & seating area utilizes natural daylight & ventilation to create comfortable gathering space.




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