Carleton Presents High-Performance Buildings: the Human Factor

Carleton University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design will present FED Talks, a new speaker series that engages the community in discussions of timely and innovative ideas in engineering, design and technology.

Liam O’Brien, assistant professor in Carleton’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will give a lecture entitled High-Performance Buildings: the Human Factor.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Library, 1049 Bank St. (parking at the library or street parking nearby)
Cost: Free
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O’Brien will discuss how building occupants have become the missing link in high-performance, low-energy buildings, as technology has enabled much lower energy use. Despite the fact that the primary objective of most buildings it to provide a comfortable and productive environment, occupants are often overlooked during design. This talk will show international case studies of high-performance and net-zero energy buildings and how well they function symbiotically with occupants.

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