See Through News has announced FCBStudios Researcher Daniel Zepeda Rivas as the fourth winner of their See Through Carbon US$500K supercomputing giveaway.
Daniel specialises in the impact of climate change on the built environment. He is currently undergoing a Knowledge Transfer Partnership placement between FCBStudios and UCL, focussing on design tools for zero-carbon buildings in everywhere around the globe.
The outcome of the KTP will be a freely accessible international resource to inform the design and construction of safe, comfortable, low energy, sustainable buildings.
He’s gathered a huge volume of data from around the world and is planning to analyse it through this cloud computing resource.
Daniel hopes “This data will yield specific, actionable outcomes that will enable designers to adapt buildings to our rapidly-changing environment, but without exacerbating the problem by adding even more carbon into the atmosphere in the process.”
“The possibility to use cloud computing changes the whole timing of the project. Instead of thinking about carrying out a downscaled version of the analysis over the next months now, we are thinking about a much bigger and more ambitious experimental campaign that can be carried out in weeks.”
The expert panel awarding the prize said “Now Daniel’s project demonstrates the transformative impact this supercomputer-grade processing can have for Global South researchers working in a Global North environment. It could accelerate, broaden and deepen real-world impact in measurably reducing carbon not just in the Global South, but everywhere.”
Read more about Daniel's research here.