Occupant-centric building design

The Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Group works to bring back occupants at the center of the design and operation of buildings.

We have a consolidated experience in indoor environmental quality (thermal visual, acoustic and indoor air quality) monitoring and assessment and have contributed to develop the ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database II and the ASHRAE Global Occupant Behavior Database.

We promote an occupant-centric building design and operation by deploying occupant behavioural modelling and participating in a few Annexes promoted by the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme (IEA-EBC).

The SBE group has or is currently involved in the following projects: