Take this job and shiver it: Chilly offices plague workers
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.
Are green-certified buildings increasing occupant satisfaction? It’s complicated…
In this press release from UC Berkeley CED, work by CBE’s Gail Brager and Stefano Schiavon is cited to illustrate the relationship between LEED certification and occupant satisfaction.
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.
Baker Center Wins Prestigious Building Award
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.
Texas middle school earns Livable Buildings Award from UC Berkeley’s CBE
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.
Can anyone live in a tiny home?
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.
Personal comfort systems study collects data to better predict occupant thermal comfort
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.
3 Questions: Gail Brager on optimizing energy use and performance of buildings
As a speaker at the MIT Energy Initiative, Gail Brager reflects on approaches for improving the energy efficiency and comfort of buildings.
Apps and Infrastructure: Thoughts on the Future of Human Experience in 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.
Why you can’t concentrate at work
CBE’s David Lehrer shares insight regarding the consequences of visual distractions on workplace productivity, in this WSJ article written by Sue Shellenbarger.