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La Roche P. (2010) Carbon Counting in Architecture: A comparison of Carbon Estimating Tools. Informes de la Construccion, Madrid, Spain. Informes de la Construccion. http://informesdelaconstruccion.revistas.csic.es/index.php/informesdelaconstruccion/article/view/808/894 download paper

La Roche, P. Almodóvar J (2009) El Case Study House Program en Los Angeles: Un ejemplo de Sostenibilidad. “Revista de Historia y Teoría de la Arquitectura” nº 8-9. Funded by the Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía. ISSN: 1576-5628

La Roche, P., (2009) Studio curriculum from my 2007 and 2008 Carbon Neutral Studios. Contribution to the Carbon Neutral Design Project funded by the AIA: www.aia.org/carbonneutraldesignproject http://www.architecture.uwaterloo.ca/faculty_projects/terri/carbon-aia/teaching/laroche/laroche.html

La Roche, P. Campanella C., (2009) Carbon Calculators. Contribution to the Carbon Neutral Design Project funded by the AIA: www.aia.org/carbonneutraldesignproject http://www.architecture.uwaterloo.ca/faculty_projects/terri/carbon-aia/tools3.html

La Roche, P. Almodóvar J (2007) El Case Study House Program en Los Angeles: Un ejemplo de Sostenibilidad. Revista de Historia y Teoría de la Arquitectura nº 8-9. Funded by the Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía. ISSN: 1576-5628 (peer reviewed and approved for publication)

La Roche, P. Milne, M. (2004), Effects of Window Size and Mass on Thermal Comfort using an Intelligent Ventilation Controller. “Solar Energy” Number 77, p 421-434. Download Paper

La Roche, P., (2003). “Poverty: Is there any hope.” Revista Portafolio, Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseno, Universidad del Zulia.

José Indriago, Rosalinda González, Pablo La Roche, Francisco Mustieles, María Machado e Ignacio Oteiza, (2002) “Evaluación de la iluminación natural y asoleamiento de viviendas bioclimáticas para climas cálido-húmedos”. Revista. Técnica de Ingenieria. Universidad del Zulia, v.25 n.2, Maracaibo, Aug. 2002, vol.25, no.2, p.68-81. ISSN 0254-0770.

La Roche, P., Liggett, R., (2001). “Very Simple Design Tools: A Web Based Assistant for the Design of Climate Responsive Buildings”, Architectural Science Review, vol. 44, pp. 437-448.

Machado, M., La Roche, P., Mustieles, F., De Oteiza, I., (2000). From Tenerife to Tamare: Two Proposals of Bioclimatical Housing (in Spanish: “De Tenerife a Tamare: Dos Propuestas de Viviendas Bioclimaticas”), CIT: Revista de Informacion Tecnológica, vol. 11, no. 4.

Machado, M., La Roche, P., Mustieles, F., De Oteiza, I., (2000). “The fourth House: The Design of a Bioclimatic House in Venezuela”, Building Research Information, vol. 28, no. 3, pp 196-211.

Machado, M., La Roche, P., Mustieles, F., De Oteiza, I., (1999). The Inhabited Device (in Spanish: “El Dispositivo Habitable”) Informes de la Construcción, vol. 50, no. 460, pp. 40-52.

Machado, M., La Roche, P., (1999). Construction Materials for Warm and Humid Climates (in Spanish: “Materiales de Construcción para Regiones de Clima Calido”), Revista de Información Tecnológica, vol. 10 no.1, pp. 243-250. Chile.

La Roche, P., Aranda, S., Echeverría, A., Gonzalez, M., Indriago, J., (1998). Nueva Democracia: Progressive Growth Housing (in Spanish: “Vivienda en crecimiento progresivo: caso "Nueva Democracia"). INVI, Boletín del Instituto de la Vivienda, vol 13, no 34, pp 97-114, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

La Roche, P., Mustieles, F. Machado, M., De Oteiza, I. Indriago, J., Gonzalez, R., (1998). Bioclimatic Closures for Warm and Humid Climates: The Fourth House (in Spanish: “Cerramientos Bioclimáticos para Climas Calidos Humedos: La Cuarta Vivienda”). Informes de la Construcción, Enero/Febrero 1998, vol 49, no 453, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Madrid, Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent Conference Papers

Pablo La Roche was referenced in the article “Cooling Concepts: Alternatives to Air Conditioning for a Warm World” by Richard Dahl and published in the January edition of the peer reviewed journal “Environmental Health Perspectives.” http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/2013/01/121-a18/

Pablo La Roche, (2012) “Smart Green Roofs: Cooling with Variable Insulation” 2012 International Workshop on Environment and Alternative Energy “Enabling Sustainable Space Exploration” NASA Goddard Space Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, December 4 - 7, 2012 http://teerm.nasa.gov/workshop2012_presentations.htm

La Roche, P., Carbonnier, E., (2012) “Smart Green Roofs: Cooling with Variable Insulation” 2012 International Workshop on Environment and Alternative Energy “Enabling Sustainable Space Exploration” Greenbelt, Maryland – December 4 - 7, 2012 http://www.plea2012.pe/ Download paper

Pan R., La Roche P., Simmonds P. (2012) A Column of Time: an ecological Tower for Taichung Taiwan. PLEA 2012 Annual Conference of the Passive Low Energy Association, Opportunities, limits and needs, Lima, Peru Nov 7-9, 2012 http://www.plea2012.pe/ Download paper

Pablo La Roche, Lecture: “High performance Design Process” Invited by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in Lima, November 6, 2012. http://www.pucp.edu.pe/content/index.php

La Roche, P. (2012) “Archlab High Performance Design and the Pamo Valley Project.” Design Futures Council Leadership Summit in Sustainable Design. Portland September 11-13 http://www.di.net/news/dfc-announces-new-commitment-the-portland-promise/

La Roche, P. (2012) “High Performance Design Process and Tools”, “Smart Passive Cooling” and “Teaching Sustainable Architecture”, School of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Lectures in Program: Doctorate in Architectural and Environmental Design. Naples, September 3 -4 2012 http://www.international.unina.it/

La Roche, P. (2012) “High Performance Design Process and Tools” Key Note Presentation in session 3 of the conference: Ports as Hotspots of Creative and Sustainable Development, Naples, September 1 -2 http://www.wufportareas.it/

La Roche, P.,Carbonnier, E. Halstead C. (2012) " Smart Green Roofs. Cooling with Variable Insulation ", oral presentation at WREF 2012 / SOLAR 2012. Denver CO. http://www.ases.org/wref2012/ download paper

La Roche P. “Frontier Project”. Presentation in FORUM - Constructing the In-Between: Bridging Gaps in Design, Simulation, and Assessment of High Performance Buildings. WREF 2012 / SOLAR 2012. Denver CO http://www.ases.org/wref2012/.

Frontier Project, Technical Paper and Oral Presentation. P La Roche, Eric Carbonnier . (2011) Sustainable Building Challenge SB Challenge 11, part of the World Sustainable Building Conference SB 11, 18 - 21 October 2011 http://www.ases.org/wref2012/.

La Roche P. (2011) Rebuilding Pamo Valley: Integrating Practice and Research in the Design Studio, Invited Presentation at BESS 2011: High Performance Building Enclosures – Practical Sustainability Symposium. Proceedings of the 1st Symposium of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Sustainable Communities 101 (2011) P La Roche Inland Quality of Life Summit, Cal State University San Bernardino. March 31, 2011.

La Roche P. (2011) Pamo Valley Project, the first two quarters., Annual retreat of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) in Albuquerque NM. June 16, 2011.

P La Roche, D Tolios (2011) California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, Long Beach July 10th–13th, 2011. Transdisciplinary Practice Initiative – Pamo Valley Project.

La Roche P. Carbonnier E., (2011) A Higher Performance Design Process at HMC Architects, UIA Tokyo, The 24th World Congress of Architecture, Tokyo, Japan Sept 25-Oct 1, 2011. International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress.

Spiegehalter,T., P La Roche. (2010) Global benchmarking? Taking a Critical Look at the Resource Use and Performance of Sustainable Buildings in the U.S. Carbon Neutral Architectural Design. GreenBuild 2010, Nov 17-19, 2010 Chicago.

Marnich, R. Yamnitz, R., La Roche, P. and Carbonnier E., (2010) Passive Cooling with Self-Shading Modular Roof Ponds as Heat Sink in Hot Arid Climates. American Solar Energy National Conference, ASES 2010 Phoenix AZ.

La Roche P. (2010) "Uninsulated Green Roofs: A Cooling Solution for Southern California” Building Enclosure Sustainability Symposium (BESS), The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger.

La Roche, P. (2010) "Carbon Counting: Simple Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings" Building Enclosure Sustainability Symposium (BESS), The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger.

Carbonnier, E., La Roche, P., (2010) Fluidized Building Envelopes, an Integrated Approach to Passive Cooling and Heating. BESS 2010: High Performance Building Enclosures – Practical Sustainability Symposium Proceedings of the 1st Symposium of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Marnich, R., Yamnitz, R. La Roche, P. (2010) \ Shaded Modular Roof Pond for Passive Cooling in Hot – Dry Climates, BESS 2010: High Performance Building Enclosures – Practical Sustainability Symposium. Proceedings of the 1st Symposium of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

La Roche P. (2009) Low Cost Green Roofs for Cooling: Experimental Series in a Hot and Dry Climate. Passive Low Energy Conference, PLEA 2009, Quebec Canada. Download paper

La Roche P. (2009) The Meditation Capsule: A Carbon Neutral Design-Build Project in a Lecture Course SBSE Retreat Quebec, June 2009

La Roche P. Campanella C. (2009). Carbon Counting in Architecture: A Comparison of Several Tools. American Solar Energy National Conference, ASES 2009. Buffalo, NY. Download Paper

La Roche P. (2009) Low Cost Green Roofs for Cooling: Experimental Series in a Hot and Dry Climate. Passive Low Energy Conference, PLEA 2009, Quebec Canada. Download Paper

La Roche P. (2008) Teaching climate responsive design to beginning students. The Oxford Conference. 50 years On Resetting the Architectural Education. Accepted for Oral Presentation TIA – Teaching in Architecture Conference, International Conference, Oxford 2008. Download Paper. Link to SBSE retreat papers in New Forest UK.

La Roche P. Almodóvar J (2008), Effects of Window Size in Daylighting and Energy Performance in Buildings. Accepted for oral presentation in the 08 American Solar Energy National Conference, San Diego, California. Download paper

Ryan Hansanuwat, Mark Lyles, Matty West, Pablo La Roche (2007), A Low Tech - Low Cost Sustainable House for Tijuana, Mexico, American Solar Energy National Conference, Cleveland, Ohio. Download Paper

Erin Yezell, Lesley Felton, Pablo La Roche, Michael Fox (2007), Greenkit: A Modular Variable Application Cooling System, American Solar Energy National Conference, Cleveland , Ohio . Download Paper

Pablo La Roche, Francisco Mustieles, Ignacio Oteiza (2007), To Inhabit the Device: A Sustainable Dwelling in Tenerife , Spain , American Solar Energy National Conference, Cleveland , Ohio . Download Paper

La Roche, P. et al (2006), Smart Passive Systems: An Untapped Tool for Carbon Neutral Buildings , International Symposium on Sustainable Habitat Systems , Kyushu University , Fukuoka , Japan , October 16-17, 2006. Download Paper

La Roche, P., Gozalez, M. Velazco D. (2006), Nueva Democracia Ten Years Later: An Affordable Housing project in Venezuela. ACSA West Regional Conference. Download Paper.

La Roche, P. et al (2006), Nueva Democracia and Nuevo Milenio: Two Topographies of Affordable Housing. Convening the Conversation Poster Presentation in Los Angeles , Association for Community Design Annual Conference. Download low resolution version of poster.

La Roche, P. (2006), Green Cooling: Vegetated roofs with Night Ventilation, American Solar Energy National Conference, Boulder , Colorado . Download Paper.

La Roche, P et al (2006) A Very Low Cost Sustainable Housing Prototype for Tijuana , Mexico. Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference, Geneva , Switzerland . Download paper

La Roche, P. (2005), Passive Cooling Systems for Sustainable Architecture in Developing Countries. Using the Gap to Bridge the Gap, 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference. September 27-29, 2005, Tokyo , Japan. Download paper

LaRoche, P., Oteiza, I, Mustieles F., Delgado M, Machado M., (2005) To Inhabit the Device: Assessment of a Sustainable Dwelling in Tenerife . Assessment Sessions of the 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference. September 27-29, 2005, Tokyo , Japan. Web Page

La Roche, P. (2005), Passive Smart Passive Cooling Systems: Tools for Sustainable Architecture. International Conference on Modern Applied Technology and Management Science, 2005, North China University of Technology. Beijing , China , August 2005. Web Page

La Roche, P. Milne, M. (2005), Effects of Smart Shading and Ventilation on Thermal Comfort Inside a Test Cell , International Solar Energy Society and American So lar Energy National Conference, Orland , Florida , August. Download Paper

Milne, M., Gomez, C., La Roche, P., Morton J., (2005), Comparing Three Passive Cooling Strategies in Sixteen Different Climate Zones, International Solar Energy Society and American Solar Energy National Conference, Orlando, Florida, August. Download Paper

La Roche, P. (2005), Effects of Thermal Mass, Smart Shading and Smart ventilation on indoor temperature. IV Latin American Conference on the Thermal Environment. Mexico City , Mexico , May 2005. Download Paper

La Roche, P. Milne, M. (2004), Automatic Sun Shades an Experimental Study, American Solar Energy National Conference, Solar 2004, Portland , Oregon , July 11-14. Download Paper

Milne, M., Gomez C. Leeper D., La Roche, P. Barnett, J. (2004), Customizing HEED for a small utility district, American Solar Energy National Conference, Solar 2004, Portland, Oregon, July 11-14.

Milne M., Gomez, C., La Roche P., (2003). Heeding the Needs of Home Improvement Decision Makers. Solar 2003, National Solar Energy Conference, Austin Texas.

La Roche, P. Milne, M. (2003), Effects of Window Size and Mass on Thermal Comfort using an Intelligent Ventilation Controller. American Solar Energy National Conference, Solar 2003, Austin , Texas , June 21-26. Download Paper

La Roche, P., Fernandes J. (2003), “A Computer Tool for the Analysis of Direct Solar Radiation in Complex Architectural Envelopes: EvSurf”. 9 th Conference on Building Science and Technology, Feb 27 & 28 2003, Vancouver BC , Canada .

Fernandes, J., La Roche, P. (2002), “A Computer Tool for the Design and Manufacturing of Complex Architectural Envelopes with Solar Performance”, Proc. of Sixth Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, SIGraDi VI, Caracas , Venezuela . Download Paper.

Givoni, B., La Roche, P. (2002), “Modeling a Radiant Cooling Test Cell with Different Ua Values”, Proc. of PLEA 2002 Conference (Passive and Low Energy Architecture), Toulouse , France. Download Paper.

La Roche, P. Givoni, B., (2002), “The Effect of Heat Gain on the Performance of a Radiant Cooling System”, Proc. of PLEA 2002 Conference (Passive and Low Energy Architecture), France . Download Paper.

La Roche, (2002), “The Case Study House Program in Los Angeles : A Case for Sustainability”, Proc. of PLEA 2002 Conference (Passive and Low Energy Architecture), Toulouse , France . Download Paper. Download Paper.

La Roche, P., (2002), “Passive Cooling Systems for Sustainable Architecture in Warm Developing Countries.” Guest speaker in the XXi World Congress of Architecture of the International Union of Architects , Berlin , Germany .

La Roche, P. Milne, M., (2002), “Effects of Thermal Parameters in the Performance of an Intelligent Controller for Ventilation”, Proc. of the Annual Conference of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES 2002), Reno , Nevada . Paper received two awards from the Society of Building Science Educators: 1) Best coauthored paper and 2) honorable mention as best student presentation.

La Roche, P., Givoni, B., (2001). “Modeling Radiant Cooling Systems for Developing Countries”, Proceedings of ISES World Conference, Bringing Solar Down to Earth, Adelaide , Australia .

La Roche P., Liggett, R., (2000). “ A Web Based Assistant for the Design of Climate Responsive Buildings”, Teaching in Architecture Conference, Sustainable Buildings for 21 st Century: teaching issues, tools and methodologies for Sustainability. Sommerville College . Oxford , United Kingdom . Section 6.05. Download Paper.

La Roche P., Givoni, B., (2000). “Indirect Evaporative Cooling with an Outdoor Pond”, Proc. of PLEA 2000, Architecture City and the Environment, Cambridge UK , pp. 310-311. Download Paper