Carleton University Prof. Liam O’Brien will deliver a keynote speech on building design and sustainable occupant behaviours titled Energy-Intensive Building Occupants: Illogical or should it have been predicted? at the Better Buildings Breakfast. It will be followed by a Q&A session.
When: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON
Info: Tickets are available for purchase.
The presentation will examine lessons learned from energy-intensive building occupants by reviewing case studies in which occupants acted in ways unexpected by building designers and operators. The presentation will propose an approach to building design and operation that would encourage more sustainable behaviour and will review cases of successful designs from around the world.
About Liam O’Brien
O’Brien is an associate professor in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering with Carleton’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design. O’Brien is the principal investigator with Carleton’s Human-Building Interaction Lab, which seeks to understand the interaction of buildings and occupants in order to maximize comfort and minimize environmental impacts.
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