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.
Merideth Fowlie addresses the debate over the excessive air-conditioning in American offices, featuring input from Stefano Schiavon for his research on HVAC systems and their role in thermal comfort.
Chris Cancialosi of Forbes advises ways to effectively increase productivity through workplace design, quoting CBE’s Stefano Schiavon on how giving employees some personal control over their workspace, through factors like temperature, can make a big difference.
In an article lamenting the excessive amount of air conditioning in U.S. workplaces, UC Berkeley’s Prof. Edward Arens discussed possible reasons for the over cooling, and notes research that may lead to a solution.