Sustainable Building Design; Indoor Environment Quality; Mechanical Systems; Building Energy Efficiency; Thermal Comfort Wellbeing; Post-Occupancy Evaluation; Indoor Air Quality
Stefano Schiavon, PhD, is Associate Professor of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley and Associate Director of CEDR.
Stefano’s research is focused on finding ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings while improving occupant health, well-being and productivity. Stefano has researched sustainable architecture, air conditioning and occupant satisfaction. He has experience in laboratory measurements, post-occupancy evaluation, and building performance simulation. Stefano is involved in the Center for the Built Environment and the SinBerBEST project. He earned a PhD in Energy Engineering (2008) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2005) with honors from the University of Padova, Italy. He received the 2010 REHVA Young Scientist Award and 2013 ASHRAE Ralph Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award. He won 3 best papers awards in 2018 from the Journal Building and Environment.
ARCH 249/ER 290 Assessing Building Energy Use and Indoor Environmental Quality (co-teaching with Duncan Callaway)
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
Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award 2013 REHVA young scientist award 2010 3 Building and Environment 2018 Best Paper Award Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring 2017
Schiavon S, Lee KH. 2013. Dynamic predictive clothing insulation models based on outdoor air and indoor operative temperatures. Building and Environment, 59, 250-260
A current list of publications can be found on my Google Scholar profile
Liu S, Schiavon S, Das HP, Jin M, and Spanos CJ. 2019. Personal thermal comfort models with wearable sensors. Building and Environment 162: 106281
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 22 (2), 119-131
Kim J, Schiavon S, Brager G. 2018. Personal comfort models – A new paradigm in thermal comfort for occupant-centric environmental control. Building and Environment 129, 96-106
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 43 (2-3), 517-528
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 42 (5), 1182-1191
Karmann C, Schiavon S, Graham L, Raftery P, Bauman F. 2017. Comparing temperature and acoustic satisfaction in 60 radiant and all-air buildings. Building and Environment 126, 431-441
Schiavon S, and Melikov A. 2008. Energy saving and improved comfort by increasing air movement. Energy and Buildings Volume 40, Issue 10, 1954-1960
Ko WH, Schiavon S, Zhang H, Graham L, Brager G, Mauss I, Lin YW. 2020. The impact of a view from a window on thermal comfort, emotion, and cognitive performance. Building and Environment 175: 106779
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 27(3), 690-702
Cheung T, Schiavon S, Parkinson T, Li P, Brager G. 2019. Analysis of the accuracy on PMV – PPD model using the ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database II. Building and Environment 153, 205-217
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 70, 210-222
Altomonte S, Schiavon S, Kent M, Brager G. Indoor environmental quality and occupant satisfaction in green-certified buildings. Building Research & Information 47, 255-274