This report is the pdf version of the CBEI Final report and results.
This report provides a meta-analysis of econometric studies, as well as case studies that provides evidence on substantial price and rent premiums that are associated with sustainable buildings in the commercial sector.
CBEI conducted an analysis of the interconnectedness of investment, technology, behavior, and governance to the energy system for the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy.
There is a growing body of literature on the effects of load shedding in controlling energy demand and supply, but there is virtually no research on the behavioral effects this practice may have on building occupants. This report describes the methods and results of an interrupted time series quasi-experiment used to try to capture these results.
The report identifies the primary policy and legal-related process factors in the Greater Philadelphia Area that foster or impede the retrofitting of commercial buildings to improve energy efficiency. Policy factors include the structure of government, specific laws and regulations, government funded or mandated incentives and other financing mechanisms. Processes include legal-related factors that impact energy efficiency construction transactions, like contracts, public bidding process, accounting, etc.
This research investigates opportunities for improving building performance and occupant satisfaction through an iterative process of empirical fieldwork in green buildings and computer simulation modeling. This project demonstrates that the simulation-modeling framework is feasible and useful. Additionally, this project has generated a variety of important empirical insights about how the usability of building-level green features and social and organizational factors affect occupant and operator behavior.
The paper provides a survey of recent literature that highlights the influence of factors, such as social, cultural, environmental and regulatory, on electricity consumption behavior.
The paper provides a review of literature on the building occupant behavioral characteristics.
This project develops a calibrated occupant behavior module that aids building design & operation by simulating user impacts on energy use.
As a member of the Subtask 5.4 Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) assessment team, the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University conducted a Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) for Building 661 in Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA, on July 10th, 2015.
We still think of buildings as investments in things: real estate, land, technology. Yet, we build to provide an environment for people to work, live, learn, play and recover from illness. Investing in people requires a dual approach of reducing risks and promoting positive experience.