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.
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.
Saving energy in variable air volume systems in existing buildings: supply air temperature setpoints
CBE researcher Paul Raftery writes about a newly developed strategy, from CBE research, that estimates and minimizes HVAC energy costs while controlling supply air temperature comfortably.