Stefano Schiavon

Research Expertise and Interest

energy, architecture, sustainability, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, building energy efficiency, indoor environment quality, productivity, wellbeing, sustainable building design, simulation and verification, personal environmental control system, energy simulation, underfloor air distribution, radiant, post-occupancy evaluation, mechanical systems, heating, building ventilation, climate and architecture, cooling, heat stress

Research Description

We spend most of our time in built spaces that substantially affects our health, well-being, performance, energy consumption and overall environmental impact. Buildings account for 39% of US primary energy consumption and 72% of US electrical energy consumption. Stefano Schiavon is focused on finding ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings and, at the same time, increase indoor environmental quality. He worked on ventilation strategies, heating, cooling, personal environmental control systems, radiant-hydronic systems, air movement, thermal comfort, systems integration, air quality, view, and building renovation. He is familiar with building performance simulations, laboratory measurements, post-occupancy evaluations and on the effect of the indoor environment on health, performance, and satisfaction. 

In the News

Study says green buildings don’t create happier workers, yet

People working in buildings certified under LEED’s green building standard appear no more satisfied with the quality of their indoor workplace environments than those toiling in conventional buildings, according to new research from UC Berkeley, and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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