Working Lab as a Demonstrator for Future Office Working Environment
The built environment is central to the reductions in CO2eq emissions and resource consumption. People spend more than 80% of their lifetime indoors. The creation of new strategies for office work is required to reduce environmental impacts and social inequity. It presents an opportunity to bring new ideas and technologies into a market that is in need of innovation. The Smart Sustainable Offices project aims to test the relationship between indoor environmental quality parameters and wellbeing in real-office scenarios, by carrying out empirical studies in real-life demonstrator conditions. It combines human factors with building technology and will pioneer a new generation of user-oriented, energy efficient and low carbon offices. Further more, it will test and demonstrate newest research outcomes along with the conceptualisation of a new certification system for smart and sustainable offices of the future. The Working Lab concept attempts to facilitate and promote open innovation systems and initiatives by offering a co-creation platform for experimentation.
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Professor, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural Theory and Methods
Ulrike Rahe was promoted to professor in Industrial Design at Chalmers in 2003. Since then, her life-time professorship (since 1994 at HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim...
Doctoral student, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Sustainable Building
Melina's research focuses on the relationship between health and the built environment, drawing on a health approach called salutogenesis. More specifically, her research addresses how office design...
Senior Researcher, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Sustainable Building
Quan Jin is Senior Researcher in the research group Sustainable Building at the Division of Building Technology, and in the Area of advance Energy. She conducts research on indoor environmental...
Postdoc, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural Theory and Methods
Elke Miedema is a Postdoc researcher at Architectural Methods & Theory. She holds a MSc degree in Architecture for TU Delft (2012) and a PhD in Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology...
Full Professor/Research Group Leader, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Sustainable Building
Holger is a Full Professor in sustainable building at the Division of Building Technology, research group Sustainable Building, and in the Area of advance Building Futures. Holger works within...