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Sustainable Built Environment Program

Sustainable Built Environment Program

The vision of the Sustainable Built Environment Program is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve indoor environmental quality in new and existing buildings.

The goal of the Sustainable Built Environment Program is to develop and apply novel approaches for:

  • quantifying the impacts of new and existing buildings on energy use, the indoor and outdoor environment, and human health;
  • maximizing energy efficiency, renewable energy integration, and indoor environmental quality through design, construction, and operation; and
  • translating these outcomes to industry practitioners.

WISER Seed Funding Grant (WSFG) Projects

"Fenestration Guidelines for Energy Efficient Facades in Commercial Buildings" (2011)
PI: Majoub Elnimeiri (ARCH), CoPIs: Herek Clack (MMAE), Dong-Hwan Ko (ARCH)

"Smart-Building Optimization and Assessment Tool" (S-BOAT) (2011)
PI: Donald Chmielewski (ChBE), CoPIs: Ralph Muelheisen (CAEE), Demetrios Moschandreas (CAEE)

"Evaluation of the Effects of Green Walls on Building Consumption" (2012)
PI: Peter Osler (ARCH), CoPIs: Herek Clack (MMAE), Antony Wood (ARCH), Payam Bahrami (ARCH)

"Adaptive Ventilation Management Cyber-System for Energy Efficiency Buildings" (2015)
PI: Ivan Mutis (CAEE), Co-PI: Ravi Srinivasan, University of Florida

View Research Faculty, Expertise, and Selected Current Projects

For more information, contact:

Brent Stephens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Architectural Engineering
Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering