Sustainable Building Design; Indoor Environment Quality; Building Energy Efficiency; Thermal Comfort; Indoor Air Quality; Energy Simulation; Occupant satisfaction; Post-Occupancy Evaluation; Radiant Systems; Underfloor Air Distribution.
- Ph.D. Energy Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
- MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
Stefano Schiavon, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Architecture in Sustainability, Energy and Environment at UC Berkeley. Professor Schiavon's work focuses on indoor environmental quality parameters and building features that affect occupant productivity and building energy consumption. Other research interests include personal environmental control systems, underfloor air distribution (UFAD), radiant systems, building energy simulation, air movement, thermal comfort and statistical modeling.
At the University of Padova, Italy, he received a Ph.D. in Energy Engineering in 2008, and a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005. He has been a visiting scholar at both Tsinghua University, China, and at the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy at the Technical University of Denmark. He has been an assistant professor at Polytechnic University of Turin. His Ph.D. focused on energy consumption of personalized ventilation and elevated air movement for thermal comfort and energy savings. He received the REHVA Young Scientist Award in 2010 and the Best Poster Presentation at the International AIVC Conference in 2008. He is active in technical and standards committees of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
- Courses Taught
- ARCH 249 Building Energy Simulations
- ARCH 140 Energy and Environment (co-teaching with Gail Brager)
- ARCH 249 Integrated Mechanical Design for Zero Energy Buildings.
- ARCH 241 Research Methods in Building Science
- ARCH 249/ER 290 Assessing Building Energy Use and Indoor Environmental Quality (co-teaching with Duncan Callaway)
- Awards + Recognition
- Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award 2013
- REHVA young scientist award 2010
- Selected Publications
Schiavon S, Lee KH. 2013. Dynamic predictive clothing insulation models based on outdoor air and indoor operative temperatures. Building and Environment. Volume 59, 250-260.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/3338m9qf
Lee KH, Schiavon S, Webster T, Bauman F. March 2012. Thermal decay on the underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems: Fundamentals and influence on system performance. Applied Energy, Volume 92, Issue 1, 197-207.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/6tn9246f
Schiavon S, Bauman F, Tully B, and Rimmer J. Feb 2012. Room air stratification in combined chilled ceiling and displacement ventilation systems. HVAC&R Research, Vol. 18 (1-2), 147-159.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/980931rf
Frontczak M, Schiavon S, Goins J, Arens E, Zhang H, and Wargocki P. April 2012. Quantitative relationships between occupant satisfaction and aspects of indoor environmental quality and building design. Indoor Air Journal, Volume 22, Issue 2, 119-131.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1wc7t219
Schiavon S, Lee KH, Bauman F, and Webster T. March 2011. Simplified calculation method for design cooling loads in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems. Energy and Buildings, Volume 43, Issue 2-3, 517-528.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5w53c7kr
Schiavon S, Lee KH, Bauman F, and Webster T. Aug 2010. Influence of raised floor on zone design cooling load in commercial buildings. Energy and Buildings Volume 42, Issue 5, 1182-1191.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2bv611dt
Schiavon S, Melikov A, and Sekhar C. May 2010. Energy saving strategies with personalized ventilation in tropics. Energy and Buildings Volume 42, Issue 5, 699-707.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/6mf6n9v9
Schiavon S, and Melikov A. May 2009. Energy-saving strategies with personalized ventilation in cold climates. Energy and Buildings Volume 41, Issue 10, 543-550.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/09q0q1rb
Schiavon S, and Melikov A. 2008. May Energy saving and improved comfort by increasing air movement. Energy and Buildings Volume 40, Issue 10, 1954-1960.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/6xg815xj