RISD’s Interior Architecture Department has partnered with Brown University’s Center for Environmental Studies to further research passive solar applications in architecture.
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This long-running R+D collaboration pairs RISD students with MBA candidates from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Babson College in pursuit of new products and business models.
For the Solar Pavilion Collaborative Research Project, RISD and Brown researchers are working with Viessmann Manufacturing Company to build a small demonstration structure powered by a thermal electric system.
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