CBE researchers and collaborators from TRC and Comfy wrote an article in the April issue of the ASHRAE Journal focused on eliminating overcooling to increase comfort and decrease energy use.
This article builds on a 15-year-old BuildingGreen classic, with updates on thermal comfort in mixed-mode buildings, featuring much of Gail Brager’s research on the development of the adaptive model.
CBE’s occupant survey has been designated as an approved third-party survey provider for WELL compliance. With input from the providers, Angela Loder of IWBI posted a useful article about the benefits of using a third-party provider.
Lance Hosey writes about the history of post-occupancy evaluations (POEs) and how they can reveal a wealth of useful information. He describes the CBE Occupant Survey based on an interview with CBE’s David Lehrer, and describes new technologies that are helping architects better track building performance.
Best Presentation Award at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) BuildSys 2018 International Conference
Congratulations to Paul Raftery and the team from UC Berkeley and LBNL for their Best Presentation Award at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) BuildSys 2018 International Conference. The winning presentation was entitled “Mortar: An Open Testbed for Portable Building Analytics”.
An article in Wired describes how Embr Labs’ founders discovered the personal comfort research of CBE’s Hui Zhang back in 2013, and how it inspired the Wave prototype.
The UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design published a press release recognizing Caroline Karmann, a former graduate student researcher for CBE, for receiving the Best Paper Award at the 34th Conference on Passive & Low Energy Architecture.