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 Associate 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
Karmann C, Schiavon S, Bauman F. 2017. Thermal comfort in buildings using radiant vs. all-air systems: A critical literature review. Building and Environment. Volume 111, 123-131
Free version: www.escholarship.org/uc/item/1vb3d1j8
Schiavon S, Yang B, Donner Y, Chang VW-C, Nazaroff WW. 2016. Thermal comfort, perceived air quality and cognitive performance when personally controlled air movement is used by tropically acclimatized persons. Indoor Air.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/7f01n291
Feng J, Bauman F, Schiavon S. 2014. Experimental comparison of zone cooling load between radiant and air systems. Energy and Buildings, Volume 84, 152-159.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/9dq6p2j7
Heinzerling D, Schiavon S, Webster T, Arens E. 2013. Indoor environmental quality models: literature review and a proposed weighting and classification scheme. Building and Environment, Volume 70, 210-222.
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5ts7j0f8
Altomonte S and Schiavon S. 2013. Occupant satisfaction in LEED and non-LEED certified buildings. Building and Environment, Volume 68, 66-76
Free version: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/4j61p7k5
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
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, 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
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, and Melikov A. 2008. 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