CBE’s research team has developed new ways to “take the pulse” of buildings in operation: measuring the occupants’ responses to their indoor environments, and linking them to improved physical measurements of indoor environmental quality. We also study technologies that hold promise for making buildings more environmentally friendly, more productive to work in, and more economical to operate.

Current and Keystone Projects

Completed Projects

David Brower Center

Advanced Integrated Systems HVAC

Achieving deep energy reductions using integrated design solutions with advanced low-energy and high indoor environmental quality building technologies.

Adaptive comfort charts

Adaptive Comfort Model FS

Studying the differences between thermal comfort in naturally ventilated and sealed air-conditioned buildings, with the aim of developing a new comfort zone for ASHRAE Standard 55.

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