The Institute for Health in the Built Environment is hosting its second annual Industry Consortium event in Portland, Oregon on May 17th and 18th, 2018!

The meeting, formerly called Health + Energy Research Consortium (#HERC 2017), brings together researchers at the University of Oregon and industry professionals to discuss current work, identify areas of potential collaboration, and develop the research agenda for health and the built environment studies.  This small, interactive event will feature talks on current research from students and faculty at the University of Oregon, in-depth discussion sections on those topics, a closer look at the research tools and capabilities of the University of Oregon and IHBE Founding Laboratories, as well as networking opportunity between academia and industry.  

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“Too often, scientific insights get stuck in the lab and never make it to the real world,” says Paula Olsiewski, Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  “What’s exciting about the Institute is its dedication to changing that, to bringing together the best science and the best scientists to revolutionize the spaces in which we work, live and play.”

The University of Oregon Institute for Health in the Built Environment — Industry Consortium aims to dramatically reduce energy consumption and maximize human health by conducting research that transforms the design, construction and operation of built environments. Collaboration between innovative industry professionals and academic researchers in the disciplines of architecture, biology, chemistry, engineering, and urban design provides sharp focus to our research agenda and accelerates the impact of our scientific discoveries.

The Industry Consortium builds on the momentum of the three founding centers of the Institute for Health in the Built Environment to create a dynamic and flexible mechanism for the University of Oregon to engage with industry in joint research and development ventures. The annual event provides intellectual space for the meeting of a wide array of disciplines that play integral roles in fostering improved energy efficiency and health outcomes in the built environment.


Founding Industry Members

These forward-leaning businesses and organizations represent the founding cohort of collaborators with the research team through the new Industry Consortium!

Founding members: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Siemens Inc, Method | Ecover, EYP Architecture and Engineering, PAE Engineers, Perkins + Will, Scott Edwards Architecture, SRG Partnership

Affiliates: AIA Portland, Better Air, Center for an Aging Society, CO Architects, Kalwall Corporation, Lacey Glass, Lutron Corporation, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Point Energy Innovations, Rowell Brokaw Architects, SERA, Skanska, Solarc Energy Group, University of Oregon Campus Planning and Facilities Management

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