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CBE recently launched an online tool for designing with ceiling fans, making it easier for designers to create highly energy efficient and comfortable spaces. The tool was created based on years of research that have demonstrated that ceiling fans can keep a person cool while using only a fraction of the energy required by air conditioning.
Meet CBE’s newest industry partner: McKinstry is a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining high-performing buildings. With offices throughout the U.S., their mission is to make every building they touch more efficient.
CBE researchers, students and visiting scholars will present recent findings and design tools at the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference on February 1-5 in Orlando.
As we count down the days until the start of a new decade, it’s a good time to reflect on this year’s events, including ones that have increased our sense of urgency for environmental concerns. Here at CBE, our research team is celebrating number of important milestones along our path to improve the way buildings are designed, operated and occupied. In this blog post we highlight some of our accomplishments from 2019.
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California Building News editor Henry Eason writes about his experience attending CBE’s October 2019 Industry Advisory Board Meeting, summarizing several noteworthy projects and initiatives. The article begins on page 10.
Researcher Lindsay T. Graham was interviewed for an article in the New York Times focused on short-term home rentals.
Author Penelope Green writes that Americans have more air conditioning than any other country, and how this is related to climate change concerns and new energy standards. Several people are cited in her discussion of new innovations from industry and research organizations, including CBE’s David Lehrer.
Livable Buildings Awards
Now in its twelfth year, the Livable Buildings Awards recognize projects that demonstrate high occupant satisfaction, excellent design, and innovative operation strategies.