Chase Schulte

 Chase Schulte
Mentor: Dr. Sherry Ahrentzen
College of Design, Construction, and Planning
"I got involved with researched because I noticed a problem that I thought I could begin to address in my community."


Environmental Science and Sustainability; Built Environment



Research Interests

  • N/A

Academic Awards

  • UF University Scholars Program
  • Peace River Audubon Society
  • President's List
  • Florida Bright Futures


  • UF Office of Sustainability
  • School of Natural Resources and Environment Liaison


  • Rebuilding Together North Central Florida

Hobbies and Interests

  • Road Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Home Brewing

Research Description

The Potential for Savings Through Passive Design: Developing a New Framework for Non-Profit Housing
My project aims to determine the potential that passive, energy-saving techniques has on non- profit house design and multi-unit development patterns and to provide a new framework for design that takes the Southeast’s climate into account. My research will also attempt to evaluate the social value that such development and landscape could provide to homeowners in these neighborhoods. Fruit trees, gardens, and home orientation may also encourage social interaction and homeowner attitudes.