CBE Public Events


Symposium on Research and Design Practice Related to Window Views

October 13, 2021

Windows and view quality represent a vital field of study at the nexus of the building envelope, occupant experience and energy performance. Advancements in simulation technologies offer new integrated analysis workflows that combine the effects of view, daylight and thermal conditions to inform design decisions. Speakers will include researchers, designers and other experts who will discuss significant research results, and help designers to adapt the research findings into building designs.


Other Events


Architecture + the City Festival

September 10 – September 30, 2021

Be part of conversations with a roster of local and global speakers covering topics from revitalizing urban infrastructure and designing community-oriented projects to pioneering handmade production processes. Learn more and purchase tickets at 


Designing Commercial Spaces with Modern Ceiling Fans

October 12, 2021

This virtual workshop will be taught by CBE Researcher Paul Raftery, PhD, and focuses on designing commercial spaces with modern ceiling fans. Paul will share research findings from a recent $2M, 3-year California Energy Commission funded research grant, including the outcome of installing 99 automated fans at sites throughout the California Central Valley. The free workshop will also cover design sizing, selection criteria, an in-class exercise, and overview of additional resources.


Digital Transformation of the Built Environment

October 26 – October 28, 2021

This free workshop, organized by the C3.AI Digital Transformation Institute, will explore topics through a series of technical presentations and panel discussions by a diverse set of experts from academia and industry, including CBE’s Stefano Schiavon. With ubiquitous sensing, automation, control, huge data aggregations, and distributed intelligence, the Digital Transformation promises to make the built environment more efficient, healthy, safe, and productive. But what are the new vulnerabilities – privacy, security and health – that may come up in this process? 


Getting to Zero Forum

October 27 – October 29, 2021

Register for the 2021 Getting to Zero Forum in New York City or attend virtually! Don’t miss your chance to gather with the world’s leading experts at the premier conference dedicated to zero energy and zero carbon buildings. Save 10% by using code CBE10.


Public Lecture on The Future of Cooling

November 17, 2021

The University of Toronto’s Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering is hosting a Distinguished Lecture Series, available via Zoom. Join CBE researcher Professor Stefano Schiavon, PhD, as he discusses the future of conditioning the built environment. He will talk about strategies to reduce the impact of air conditioning and will show why electric fans can be both an alternative to and augmentation of air conditioning, and have the potential to simultaneously reduce energy use and increase thermal comfort.

Partner Events

CBE CONNECT is a way for our industry partners to engage with our research team in an informal setting. Twice each month, join us for a partners-only conversation to seek advice, get (or give) feedback, and stay connected with the work CBE is doing. RSVP required (log-in to the Partner Portal or email Jessica Uhl for assistance); more dates to be announced soon!


Fall 2021 Partner Advisory Board Meeting

October 21, 2021

Our Fall 2021 Industry Advisory Board Meeting will be hosted as a hybrid event, with options for both in-person and online participation. Our goal is to share research updates with our industry partners, get feedback on future research, and continue to build a community of peers who share the goal of improving the indoor environment and energy performance of buildings. CBE Partners: Please log-in to the Partner Portal to register for the event. If you have any questions, please email Jessica Uhl, Conference and Communications Manager.

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