CBE in the News

Inspired by Nature

CBE Associate Director Gail Brager was one of the experts interviewed for this article, where she shares about the research done on biophilia and alliesthesia. The article offers some ideas on how to bring natural elements into your home, which will have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.

Women in Sustainability Podcast: Interview with Gail Brager

CBE’s Associate Director Gail Brager was interviewed for the Women in Sustainability podcast, hosted by Kira Gould and UC Berkeley alum Lindsay Baker. She talks about meaningful mentorship, the power of collaboration, and gives a sneak peek at the book she is currently working on.

The Heat is Off: With Patio Heaters Banned, how will French Diners Stay Warm?

This article notes that CBE’s research on personal comfort systems may be a solution to providing comfort for outdoor dining, as an alternative to highly energy intensive heaters and air-conditioners. This article highlights the opportunity for furniture manufacturers to think creatively about heated and cooled pieces, especially in the wake of dining restrictions in the midst of Covid-19.

Designing for Airborne Infection Control

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.

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