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.
Co-written by CBE project scientist Tom Webster, this article discusses how IoT sensing networks can give a better representation of occupant experience as the sensors control environmental conditions in buildings.
Kate Baggaley from Popular Science writes about overcooling in the workplace during the summer months, with insight from CBE’s Stefano Schiavon on thermal comfort and AC inefficiency.
Hiawatha Bray from the Boston Globe writes about a wearable personal comfort system called The Wave, developed by Embr Labs. Bray interviewed CBE’s Hui Zhang and discusses a study done by our researchers testing the device.
Asner Hassan from NBC Bay Area interviews CBE’s Jovan Pantelic regarding a new study that found that the flu virus can be spread simply by breathing, meaning potential change in public health policies and in architectural workplace design.
Kathleen Maclay writes about airborne infection by the flu virus, with insight from CBE’s Jovan Pantelic, who studies healthy buildings and indoor air quality.
In this podcast episode, Emmett FitzGerald explores the history of air conditioning, and interviews CBE’s Gail Brager about the new thermal comfort standards developed at CBE and adopted by ASHRAE.
AP reporter Philip Marcelo writes about the issue of finding the right temperature in the workplace, and quotes CBE’s Stefano Schiavon, citing a 2012 study of his wherein only 40% of US workers were satisfied with their workplace temperature.