Working Lab as a Demonstrator for Future Office Working Environment
Research Project , 2016 – 2021

The built environment is central to the reductions in CO2eq emissions and resource consumption. People spend more than 80% of their lifetime indoors. The creation of new strategies for office work is required to reduce environmental impacts and social inequity. It presents an opportunity to bring new ideas and technologies into a market that is in need of innovation. The Smart Sustainable Offices project aims to test the relationship between indoor environmental quality parameters and wellbeing in real-office scenarios, by carrying out empirical studies in real-life demonstrator conditions. It combines human factors with building technology and will pioneer a new generation of user-oriented, energy efficient and low carbon offices. Further more, it will test and demonstrate newest research outcomes along with the conceptualisation of a new certification system for smart and sustainable offices of the future. The Working Lab concept attempts to facilitate and promote open innovation systems and initiatives by offering a co-creation platform for experimentation.

Participants

Ulrike Rahe (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Antonio Cobaleda Cordero

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Quan Jin

Researcher at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Elke Miedema

Post doc at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Holger Wallbaum

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Funding

Formas

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

HSB living lab

Infrastructure

Publications

More information

Latest update

2020-03-31