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.
CBE announces Cal Poly’s Warren J. Baker Center for Science & Mathematics as the winner of the 2017 Livable Buildings Award, for its exceptional performance in occupant satisfaction and overall design.
Stantec discusses its team’s design of Cele Middle School, the winner of CBE’s 2016 Livable Buildings Award. The design emphasizes sustainability and the support of collaborative problem solving.
In her radio show, Julie Rose from BYU radio speaks with CBE’s Lindsay Graham, Ph.D., about the psychology of home environments and the movement towards tiny houses.
In this article from the ASHRAE Journal Newsletter, Mary Kate McGowan writes about findings presented by CBE’s Joyce Kim from her study on predicting occupants’ thermal preferences.
As a speaker at the MIT Energy Initiative, Gail Brager reflects on approaches for improving the energy efficiency and comfort of buildings.
Chris Pyke from Aclima, a sensor network design team, recaps the takeaways from presenting on CBE’s Industry Advisory Board Conference about technology and the human experience.