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IHBE’s Healthy Building Ideas Showcased on NPR

IHBE’s Healthy Building Ideas Showcased on NPR

Check out NPR’s interview with our director, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, and other leading experts on building healthy office spaces for future pandemics or flu seasons. Van Den Wymelenberg highlights how creative ventilation systems are key to minimizing viral...

Testing Buildings Might be the Key to COVID-19 Prevention

Testing Buildings Might be the Key to COVID-19 Prevention

What if we could change the spread of COVID-19 by studying building design? What if we could test buildings instead of people for the virus? The University of Oregon’s Institute for Health in the Built Environment, partnered with the Biology and the Built Environment...

IHBE publishes paper on childbirth and COVID-19

IHBE publishes paper on childbirth and COVID-19

IHBE teams up with collaborators at OHSU to publish, "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Environmental Contamination and Childbirth" in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.This preliminary research was conducted between March and June...

IHBE indoor aerosol simulation on CBS This Morning

IHBE indoor aerosol simulation on CBS This Morning

Director Van Den Wymelenberg was interviewed by CBS This Morning to share information about the potential indoor aerosol transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). These conceptual visualizations are meant to help the general public understand more about indoor...

COVID-19 and the Built Environment

COVID-19 and the Built Environment

As corporate entities, city, county, state and federal governments around the world take action against the spread of COVID-19, the built environment has been thrust onto center stage with a prominent role. Therefore, the unique expertise of researchers at the...

Remembering GZ Brown

Remembering GZ Brown

With the recent passing of one of our dearest members, founders and influencers; we are remembering GZ “Charlie” Brown with high regards knowing how much he impacted architecture and everyone around him throughout his life. Specifically, his time here at the...

Sustainable Building Week Event at the Lab

Sustainable Building Week Event at the Lab

It was a rainy evening here in Portland last night, but we still had a great turn out for our Sustainable Building Week Event here at the White Stag Energy Studies in Buildings Lab! The Institute for Health and the Built Environment Partnered with Oregon State...

Come to the Lab: Innovative Research on Sustainability

Come to the Lab: Innovative Research on Sustainability

IHBE is partnering with Oregon State University and Portland State University to present our research efforts on sustainable design. Join us for our Sustainable Building Week 2019 Event! Come learn the innovative ways in which academia in Portland is advancing...

Interview with Founding Consortium Member, SRG

Interview with Founding Consortium Member, SRG

We sat down with founding Consortium Member, SRG, to discuss their firm, passions, projects and their ongoing efforts to design for energy efficiency and health.Who is SRG? SRG Partnership, Inc. is an award-winning, 75-person design firm providing programming,...

Welcome Hickok Cole: Designing For What’s Next

Welcome Hickok Cole: Designing For What’s Next

The Institute is excited to introduce Hickok Cole, our newest Consortium Member. Hickok Cole is a forward-focused design practice firm, connecting bold ideas, diverse expertise, and partners with a vision: to do work that matters. Hickok Cole works on projects from...

Stop Motion Science: The Light Box Video

Stop Motion Science: The Light Box Video

Written by Mira Zimmerman and Fiona Curliss At BioBE, we strive to produce scientific research that is clear and understandable to any audience, not only for interdisciplinary collaboration, but also for scientific education. Those unfamiliar with the language and...

Architecture Students Conceptualize Light

Architecture Students Conceptualize Light

Masters students in Architecture 683, taught by ESBL Faculty and Professor Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, have been working with light and lighting concepts. They have investigated various lighting structures, design aspects, and lighting uses, and the results of their...

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