As 2018 comes to a close, here at CBE we can look back on many successes over the year: More industry partners than ever; new tools for practitioners; numerous publications; new funding, scholarships and awards; and welcoming new graduate students, visitors, and post-docs to our team. We are excited to kick off 2019 – we will be wrapping up some large, multi-year projects and starting a new round of initiatives. We thank you for your ongoing support, and send our best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.

Some highlights from 2018 include: 

Comfort database visualization tool

ASHRAE Global Thermal Database Tool.

Welcoming 10 new industry partners to our consortium, who will help direct our future research and provide feedback on our projects: DaikinEHDD (joined the SERA membership team), FordPAEQuinn Evans ArchitectsRMW Architecture & InteriorsRudolph and SlettenSankenSmithGroup, and TEECOM.

Publishing 45+ papers and articles, including: 

Presenting at over 30 events, including keynote presentations, leading numerous workshops on radiant systems (in collaboration with CBE partner Viega), ASHRAE committee work, participation at international conferences, and more.

Receiving new funding for projects that will be starting in 2019, including work on automated demand response, energy modeling, product testing, sensor technologies, and new work in the multi-unit residential category.

Launching new resources for practitioners:

2018 Livable Buildings Award winner, RMI Innovation Center.

Welcoming a new postdoc, a new group of MS and PhD students, and numerous visiting scholars. 

Receiving recognition, including student scholarships, an ASHRAE Fellow award, and an education award. 

Announcing the 12th annual Livable Buildings Award winner and runner up.

We look forward to sharing updates in 2019 as we wrap up projects, start new research, and continue to present and publish our work. Happy New Year!

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