Produce scientific evidence on the impact of indoor environments and occupant behavior
Propose new design strategies to improve occupant comfort, productivity, and satisfaction
Close alignment with corporate goals for sustainable buildings and cities
The goal of this project is to disrupt the pattern of air conditioning and mechanical ventilation as the primary thermal strategy and dispel the notion that high-performance, healthy office buildings must implement sealed, airtight enclosures that separate the occupant from the outdoors. Additionally, the larger ambition of this project is to provoke alternative models of human habitation that blur the edges between inside and out. Without suggesting a return to vernacular architecture, this project proposes a deeper connection to the natural environment through design, balancing advanced mechanical technologies with impactful behavioral change. This project will contribute to three primary outcomes (listed above)
Financial Support: This project requires significant equipment and travel costs and we are seeking funding to purchase the necessary equipment to successfully complete this work. Each study location (8) will need to include an IAQ sensor, such as the Kaiterra Sensedge (shown here), which costs $1,400 per unit.
$1,400 1 interior IAQ sensor (8 req’d)
$3,800 Expected travel costs
$11,200 Total equipment cost
Total research support needed: $15,000
Any and all financial support will be welcome and appreciated. Project sponsors will be acknowledged in all presentations and external publications. Contributions made to NCSU Research Fund to support this work will be tax-deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your donation to support this research. All gifts to NCSU are considered tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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