The charge to evaluate the work produced by the initiative is a broad and important one. By assembling a continuity of projects, partners, and academic leaders under a mutual umbrella, students are able to visualize a trajectory of lessons learned and connections produced.
Key points of this effort include:
-The monitoring and analysis of completed projects, utilizing an array of both qualitative and quantitative assessment techniques.
-The dissemination of findings, both within the initiative and through external academic or professional outlets.
-The advocacy for related research, projects, and design goals.
A comprehensive archive of these efforts can be found here. These pages will continually be updated to reflect current efforts to understand, publish, and present projects actively underway by the Design Build Evaluate Initiative.
The efforts have been assisted to date by research partners within the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Buildings Research and Technologies Integration Center (BTRIC)and faculty partners in the UT Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department.