- Research Interests/Specializations
Indoor environmental quality (including thermal comfort, visual comfort, acoustic comfort & indoor air quality), energy efficiency, user behavior
- Masters in Climate and Energy (2008), INSA Strasbourg, France
- Masters in Architecture (2006), INSA Strasbourg, France
Caroline Karmann is a PhD candidate in Building Science in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and also works as a graduate student researcher at the Center for the Built Environment. She received a Masters in Architecture (2006) and Climate and Energy (2008) from INSA Strasbourg, France. After graduation, she worked at Transsolar Energietechnik in Stuttgart, Germany for 4 years and specialized in daylight simulation and energy analysis. At UC Berkeley, her doctoral research has been focused on indoor environmental quality for buildings using radiant systems. Her work includes thermal comfort, acoustical quality and occupant satisfaction for buildings with radiant systems.
- Courses Taught
- ARCH 140 Energy and Environment, Teaching Assistant for Gail Brager and Stefano Schiavon, Spring of 2013, 2014, and 2015, UC Berkeley, USA
- KE3-M14 Climate Engineering Software, Daylight (Ecotect / Daysim), Spring of 2012, HfT Stuttgart, Germany
- Workshop on low-energy buildings - Integrated project between architecture and engineering students, Spring of 2011 and 2012, INSA Strasbourg, France
- Awards + Recognition
- Prix de l’Ingénierie du Futur, Syntec Ingénierie, Construction Category (2007), Project: Solar Modular Façade
- Selected Publications
Karmann C, Schiavon S, Bauman F. 2015. Do radiant systems provide better thermal comfort than air systems? A brief critical literature review. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC) and the 3rd International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE). Tianjin, China. July 12-15.
Karmann C, Schiavon S, Bauman F. 2014. Online map of buildings using radiant technologies. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference Indoor Air 2014, Hong Kong. July 7-12.