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.
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.
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.