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Research is a core value. We take the time to teach and pursue additional training because we believe that continued learning makes us better, more relevant, designers. If we don't have an immediate answer, we find the answer in the form of published material and consulting with experts. We're also committed to sharing the innovative work we're doing by speaking regularly at conferences and workshops and volunteering with professional organizations.

 

Abby is interested in applied research, most recently investigating net-zero and net-positive energy design and planning for clients at the building and neighborhood scale. Elizabeth's research has focused on integrating planning for energy and carbon reduction on college campuses. We aim to learn something new on each project.

Elizabeth was honored to present What to Expect when pursuing Passive House at the Twelfth Annual MN ASHRAE/AEE Energy Expo along with Chloe Bendistis of The Sheward Partnership. They shared two case studies of projects that had pursued PHIUS+ 2015 certification. Chloe...

Affordable housing is a critical need for thriving, sustainable communities, enabling all residents access to a safe and stable place to call home. While public funding for new affordable housing developments often requires enhanced sustainable design, such as Green Co...

The Saint Paul Port Authority set a goal to develop a net-zero energy office-warehouse building by 2020. While employed at LHB, Abby Meuser-Herr served as primary researcher developing an outline and methodology to conduct a feasibility study that would identify "the m...

The Macalester College Sustainability Advisory Committee is celebrating ten years of campus sustainability leadership! The College has ambitious environmental goals, including Climate Neutrality by 2025 and Zero Waste by 2020.

This summer Elizabeth attended a workshop on Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and several local colleges. The following is a reflection on her...

Elizabeth was a Research Assistant for the Salovich Zero Plus Campus Design Project at the University of Minnesota from 2010-2011. The project explored the potential for the Campus to become net-positive in terms of energy and water consumption and serve as a living la...

UMore Park is comprised of nearly 5000 acres of primarily agricultural and research land currently owned by the University of Minnesota. For several years through 2013, the University explored potential future development of the site as a large-scale demonstration of t...

Elizabeth teaches the capstone course for the Sustainability Studies minor at the University of Minnesota, SUST4004: Sustainable Communties, with Amir Nadav. She lectures on systems thinking, resilience, and design thinking, and coaches students on how to work effectiv...

Four practices impacting campus carbon neutrality are increasingly common at Colleges and Universities in the United States: faculty and students are engaging in hands-on sustainability curriculum, facilities personnel are analyzing campus energy consumption data, admi...

The Campus Resilience Game helps players to quickly understand the benefits of an integrated approach to planning in meeting multiple demands that campuses face while being resilient to unknown events. It is conducted as a workshop on campuses, and our team has present...

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