Intersections of IEQ, Energy, and Policy

Explore research on energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and occupant productivity and the myriad benefits these research findings have provided.

Description: 

The Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global leader of in sustainability and serves as an innovation hub for new collaborative and interdisciplinary methods and frameworks, to push forward the case for sustainability of the built environment. Over the years, the CBPD has added tremendous value to the practice of Architecture, Sustainable Design, Public Policy and occupant health and well-being. As Co-director of the CBPD, Dr. Erica Cochran Hameen has lead research focused on improving Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), energy and data analytics, and the formation of new sustainability policy and tools. Dr. Cochran Hameen’s interdisciplinary work incorporates occupant comfort, health, and productivity feedback metrics, advanced data analytics, sensors and controls, building system design specifications, and environmental conditions.

This course highlights research on energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and occupant productivity and review innovative quantitative and qualitative tools and methods that have been utilized in ongoing and recent research projects. The course also highlights the multiple social, health, economic, and environmental benefits these research findings have provided for individuals, households, organizations, and communities both nationally and globally.

Provided by AIA Columbus.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss new quantitative and qualitative tools to measure building performance.
  • Examine the social, health, economic, and environmental benefits of energy-efficient buildings.
  • Describe how research at the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics led to public policy changes.
  • Discuss the development of High-Performance Building Design Guidelines that ensure the design of building systems and systems integration delivers high-performance buildings for individual comfort and productivity, organizational flexibility, technological adaptability, and environmental sustainability.
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1.00 LU
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Instructors

  • Erica Cochran Hameen Headshot

    Erica Cochran Hameen

    Ph.D., NOMA, LEED AP

    Co-Director, Center for Building Performance & Diagnostics and Assistant Professor | Carnegie Mellon University

    Dr. Cochran Hameen is an architectural designer and Assistant Professor at the Carnegie Mellon...