Faculty and Staff

  • ed-arens

    Edward Arens

    CBE Director and Professor Emeritus of Architecture

    Edward Arens has been PI for numerous state, federal, and industry grants addressing building energy performance, indoor environmental quality, field monitoring and architectural aerodynamics.

  • Gail-Brager

    Gail Brager

    CBE Associate Director and Professor of Architecture

    Gail S. Brager leads research efforts related to dynamic comfort, worker performance in office environments, and mixed-mode buildings, which combine natural and mechanical ventilation.

  • Carlos Duarte

    Carlos Duarte

    Assistant Professional Researcher

    Carlos’ research interests include radiant heating and cooling, occupant behavior impact on building energy consumption, and the development of tools that help various building stakeholders.

  • allison-herbert

    Allison Herbert

    Research Coordinator

    Allison Herbert acts as a Research Coordinator for CBE by managing day to day operations as well as membership and event planning.

  • staff-charlie

    Charlie Huizenga

    Research Specialist

    Charlie Huizenga develops hardware and software that help us design and operate buildings that use less energy and provide improved environmental quality.

  • Tobi-Kramer

    Tobias Kramer

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Tobias’ research investigates the intersection between indoor environmental quality, occupant interaction and energy-efficiency in buildings.

  • David-Lehrer

    David Lehrer

    Communications and Research Collaborations

    David Lehrer is the primary liaison between CBE’s Industry Partners and the team, he leads outreach and partner recruitment efforts, and supports the research portfolio development.

  • Jiayu Li

    Jiayu Li

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Jiayu specializes in airflow in built environments and indoor air quality. He recently focused on airborne disease transmission, kitchen environments and alternative cooling systems.

  • Akihisha-Nomoto

    Akihisa Nomoto

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Akihisa Nomoto is interested in human thermal comfort, and focused on finding ways to maximize occupant thermal comfort with minimum energy.

  • Therese-Peffer2

    Therese Peffer

    Program Director, CIEE

    Therese Peffer is a project manager and researcher at the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute and California Institute for Energy and Environment.

  • Paul-Raftery

    Paul Raftery

    Professional Researcher

    Paul Raftery is currently a co-PI on two major projects: one focused on radiant hydronic systems and one focused on integrated smart ceiling fans and thermostats.

  • matt-roberts

    Matt Roberts

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Matt’s research is focused on life cycle assessment methodology and impact reduction strategies to support the decarbonization of the built environment.

  • Stefano-Schiavon

    Stefano Schiavon

    Prof. of Architecture and Civil & Environmental Engineering and CEDR Associate Director

    Stefano Schiavon is focusing on finding ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings while also increasing occupant health, well-being and productivity.

  • Yan-Wang

    Yan Wang

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Yan Wang focuses on developing HVAC control strategies that can save energy costs and are feasible to implement at scale within building automation systems.

  • Hui-Zhang

    Hui Zhang

    Professional Researcher

    Hui Zhang focuses on human thermal comfort in complex environments and comfort modeling, and led the creation of the CBE Advanced Comfort Model.

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