How do we design, build, maintain and deconstruct places that are healthy for the people using them and the surrounding ecosystems?
The building industry is under pressure to find and implement innovative design solutions. However, associated academic programs have lagged behind the demand for livable spaces and ‘green’ buildings.
The Sustainable Building Science Program (SBSP) fills this gap by creating an environment for professional training and innovative research that is applied to the design, creation, operation and monitoring of buildings that promote health, occupant satisfaction, have a low ecological footprint, and that must exist in the larger context of the community.
Thank you to everyone who came to the SBSP Industry Event. It was a great success. We look forward to seeing where the SBSP Trainees’ projects go!
Event: Objective and Subjective Indoor Environmental Air Quality in Health- Authority Office Facilities
Drs. Bartlett and Hodgson
This seminar discusses a current study which assessed indoor-environmental (air, lighting, thermal, acoustical and ventilation) quality in 17 offices belonging to two local health authorities. The results were compared to design criteria to evaluate their acceptability. Physical results were examined according to the orientation and location of the spaces in the buildings, and to various design features such as office type (e.g., open plan vs private office).
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The Story of Light
Harmony with Energy