In an April seminar hosted by the MIT Energy Initiative, Gail Brager discussed her views that too many buildings harm the planet without properly serving their occupants, and described new ways to create buildings that improve both energy & comfort.
Chris McClurg writes an article for the High Performance Buildings magazine about the Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center (RMI). RMI has since received several accolades, including CBE’s 2018 Livable Buildings Award.
Molly Miller recaps several smart technology ventures involving Big Ass Solutions, including a project announced by CBE in October 2016 that will combine smart thermostats and energy-efficient ceiling fans.
Edward Arens is quoted in this article, written by The Atlantic‘s Sarah Zhang, that discusses the global sustainability of the thermal comfort norms that have been established in offices across the United States.
In this WSJ article written by Alina Dizik, David Lehrer talks about CBE’s research on the negative productivity that has arisen from open-plan office spaces.
David Lehrer discusses the benefits and shortcomings of the now ubiquitous open-plan office spaces and describes how we can design better workspaces in this article for the High Performance Buildings magazine.
CBE’s Lindsay T. Graham is quoted in this article by Ronda Kaysen, who writes about the grim reality of the real estate landscape in New York City, including rising rents and cramped spaces.
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.