Stefano Schiavon

Stefano Schiavon is a professor of architecture and civil and environmental engineering at UC Berkeley and associate director of the UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Design Research (CEDR). Schiavon’s research is focused on finding ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings while improving occupant health, well-being and productivity. He has researched sustainable architecture, air conditioning and satisfaction and has experience in laboratory measurements, post-occupancy evaluation and building performance simulation.

Schiavon is involved in the Center for the Built Environment and the SinBerBEST project. He earned a Ph.D. in energy engineering in 2008 and an M.S. in mechanical engineering with honors in 2005 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 three best papers awards in 2018 from the journal Building and Environment.

Research interests: sustainable building design, building energy efficiency, indoor environment quality, well-being, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, mechanical systems, post-occupancy evaluation.

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  • UC Berkeley | Architecture
  • UC Berkeley | Civil & Environmental Engineering