TEDxQuestSchool-Jason Oliver: Wellness & Phytoremediation Systems





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Published on Dec 17, 2011

Wellness & Phytoremediation Systems presented by Jason Oliver at TEDxQuestSchool on Monday November 21st, 2011.

"Contemporary construction materials and building types are complicit in the degradation of indoor air quality (IAQ) and have become principal contributors to health problems in developed countries. Compounding this is the poor, and in many cases severely deteriorating air quality within global metropolitan areas, which is an important determinant of population health and well-being. By integrally cleaning airborne contaminants associated with poor indoor air quality, building-integrated active phytoremediation systems have the potential to decrease or even eliminate fresh air requirements required by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and with that the potential to both realize substantial energy savings in climate types with high heating and/or cooling loads and to reduce or eliminate the need to intake, treat and circulate poor quality air in heavily polluted urban areas."

Jason Oliver
Jason Oliver Vollen is a Registered Architect and researcher focused on emerging material technologies, specifically, the integration of energy per-formative structural ceramics, dynamic and environmental simulation, and digital fabrication. Prior to joining RPI, Vollen was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona working in the Emerging Material Technologies Research Group focusing on next generation design strategies based on the integration of emerging technical systems. Vollen is a principal with Binary design, a collaborative practice focusing on energy effective architecture and emerging material processes. He has worked with Matter Architecture Practice in New York and as a project manager, designer, and fabricator with the Cranbrook Architecture Office. Vollen received his Bachelors (B.Arch) from The Cooper Union Institute for the Advancement of Science and Art and his Masters (M.Arch II) from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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