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.
Researcher Jovan Pantelic reviews ASHRAE’s HVAC Design Manual for Hospital and Clinics from the perspective of infectious source strength and air change rate, one of the key paramenters in healthcare design.
Lindsay T. Graham published an article about the research being done in residential spaces, and how our identities and emotions are reflected in our homes.
CBE Director Ed Arens was interviewed on The Edifice Complex Podcast, discussing building design for all senses.
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.
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.
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.
The California Energy Commission’s Energy Innovation Showcase has awarded CBE with funding for a project to develop new, inexpensive airflow sensors that will save energy and collect data more efficiently.
Edward Arens, Ph.D., and director of the CBE, writes an article for ASHRAE journal announcing updates to ASHRAE Standard 55 that are meant to ensure thermal comfort for occupants exposed to solar radiation indoors.