To provide useful feedback to commercial building designers and operators, CBE has conducted comprehensive case studies of noteworthy projects that utilize the full range of CBE’s research capabilities. For these detailed case studies we frequently conduct energy performance analysis, measurements of indoor conditions, and surveys of building occupants, and interviews with facilities staff. In some cases we collaborate with other researchers or professionals who evaluate workplace acoustics, landscape and water use, and the economic returns on green building investments.
Sustainability, Whole Building, and Other Topics
CBE projects related to sustainability and whole building energy include::
- Symposium on Cleantech Innovations in the Commercial Building Sector
This symposium explored recent advances for energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy, and occupant engagement and well-being.
- Analyzing Building Operators' Behavior to Reduce Energy Use in Commercial Buildings
Understanding the behavioral and social dynamics of commercial building energy use.
- Krege Foundation Complex Case Study
Analyzing performance of LEED platinum project in relation to industry design and operations standards while examining appropriateness of these criteria for high performance buildings.