Thursday, September 5, 2013

2013 Livable Buildings Award: Winners Announced!

UCSF Ray and Dagmar Dolby
Regeneration Medicine Building,
2013 Livable Buildings Award Winner.
We are pleased to announce the winners of CBE’s 2013 Livable Buildings Award

This year's award recognizes the UCSF Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building in San Francisco, CA, with CBE Partner DPR Construction on the project team.

An Honorable Mention has been given to the Morphosis Architecture Studio in Los Angeles, CA. 

Read more about the winners >>

This year marks the seventh year of the annual award, given to buildings that demonstrate exceptional performance in terms of occupant satisfaction (using CBE's Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Survey), resource efficiency, and overall design. We will issue a media release about the award soon.

Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners, as they were all great projects that demonstrate commitment to improving the built environment.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Energy Visualization in the Workplace

Experts estimate possible building energy use reductions of more than 20% as a result of making metering data visible and actionable. Find out how CBE partner Arup is doing their part to engage their San Francisco office in personal energy monitoring, and what they have learned through the process. CBE will be continuing a field study this summer with their San Francisco office, and will have results available later this year.

Read the full story on Arup's blog >>

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Centerline: Winter 2013 Now Available

Check out the latest edition of Centerline, CBE's bi-annual e-magazine! You can download the PDF here:

This edition includes updates on many of our research projects, recent additions to the faculty, and introduces our newest consortium members.

We hope you enjoy this issue! Looking for the Centerline archive? View it here.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First New CBE Member of 2013

Mary Davidge Associates (MDA) has joined CBE's consortium. The firm consults with major technology corporations, helping them to define and implement their vision for the built environment. They bring a practical, integrated approach to developing and implementing environmental strategies for the high-performance workplace with a particular emphasis on human health. The MDA team itself has specialists with backgrounds in engineering, building sciences, knowledge management, and biology and uses innovative and technology-based solutions to achieve the goals of its clients. MDA provides consulting services during design, construction and operations, ensuring that sustainable design and operations goals are executed through an integrated process. MDA’s services include a focus on materials toxicity screening, where it has served in a pioneering role in the building industry.