Alexandra Rempel, Environmental Studies Program

Alexandra Rempel

Assistant Professor, Environmental Design Environmental Studies
Practice Areas: Passive Heating, Passive Cooling, Ventilation of Buildings, Building Science, Natural Ventilation

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Alexandra Rempel’s research has been published in Building and Environment, Geosciences, and Renewable Energy. As a building scientist, her research efforts in passive solar heating, passive cooling, and natural ventilation combine field studies with energy modeling to reveal patterns that cannot be found by either method alone. She is secretary and treasurer of the Society of Building Science Educators. Rempel previously taught in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and worked in green building practice at Solarc Architecture and Engineering.

Recent Media: 
New WA program gives low-income renters access to A/C (Crosscut, July 25, 2022)
As WA heats up, here's how to keep cool without air conditioning (Crosscut, July 8, 2022)
Window shades, ventilation and other key lessons from the 2021 Pacific Northwest heat wave (The Seattle Times, June 25, 2022)
To beat the summer heat, passive cooling really works (Around the O, June 24, 2022)
Building code changes could take decades to 'future-proof' homes for extreme heat that's here now (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, June 15, 2022)
A well-positioned skylight is a simple way to harness ‘passive solar’ power, Oregon research finds (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nov. 30, 2021) 
Passive solar could furnish a third of home heating needs (Around the O, Nov. 4, 2021)
Pacific Northwest suffers through blistering temperatures (The Washington Post, June 26, 2021)