A research team from CBE will develop ways to integrate commercially available ‘smart’ ceiling fans and communicating thermostats, hoping to evaluate how energy efficiency will be improved.
Emily Anthes explores the research going towards building a perfect workspace in this article for Nature, and CBE’s Gail Brager is quoted for her work in this ambitious mission.
Sarah Sloat from Inverse.com discusses the fashionable “tiny home” movement with CBE’s Lindsay Graham, who notes the importance of involving psychological expertise when designing these buildings for people.
Gail Brager is quoted for her research regarding thermal comfort and how to control for it in this article, written by Stacy Burling, about overcooled office buildings.
Fred Bauman is quoted discussing the proper role of radiant cooling systems, along with how to properly execute them in building, in this article written by Robert Cassidy.
Evan Ackerman writes about recent energy-related projects being funded by ARPA-E, including CBE’s project creating a wireless office chair that heats and cools the individual sitting in it for personal comfort & energy efficiency.
Jackie Wattles from CNN Money shows some of the new technologies that were present at the ARPA-E conference, including CBE’s temperature-controlled office chairs.
Jeff St. John writes about the ARPA-E Innovation Summit, featuring quotes from Ed Arens, who spoke at the conference and demonstrated CBE’s work on temperature-controlled office chairs, shoes, and other personal items.
CBE is announced as one of the winners of the Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize program for its Livable Analytics project, which focuses on understanding how energy-saving technologies and building performance impact occupant satisfaction.