Explores technical challenges and design opportunities in the vertical integration of energy sector materials in the built environment. Interdisciplinary design approach provides an understanding of the basic performance attributes and manufacturing and/or production processes of the selected energy material. Students investigate the spatial, social and architectural impacts of decentralized energy distribution through the development of design proposals and proof-of-concept application prototypes capable of providing measurable results. Engages research faculty outside of the School of Architecture and Planning. Limited to 20.