Civil engineering major Cara Lyons ’11 worked with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, on a project looking at how designing a sustainable building impacts its cost. They put together a model that calculates the total cost of ownership of a building, taking into consideration the savings and added investment from using green technology during construction and throughout the overall life of a structure. Here they look at their work in a computer lab in Acopian Engineering Center.
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