The Building Science Lab maintains facilities for evaluating the performance of buildings and occupants’ experiences, and a suite of online tools for industry partners and others.
Research staff at CBE have pioneered new methods and tools to study and evaluate buildings in operation, and to assess the effects of design and operational strategies on energy use, occupant comfort and productivity. These systems help us evaluate physical characteristics of spaces, with web-based occupant surveys that measure the effects of these environments on building users. Our online tools allow professionals, researchers and students to investigate building science questions.
CBE maintains a growing suite of desktop and online tools for design and research purposes, which are available for use by CBE industry partners and other industry professionals.
Occupant surveys are an invaluable source of information for improving the performance of buildings. CBE’s research team has developed a cost-effective, web-based survey that is intuitive and streamlined, and preserves the confidentiality of respondents.
CBE’s research team publicizes it’s research results reports, publications and peer-reviewed journal papers. Much of this work is available on the eScholarship Repository.
The Building Science Laboratory at UC Berkeley is a unique facility, entirely dedicated to research on building performance, technology, and human-building interaction.