University of Oregon Research Laboratories
The Institute for Health in the Built Environment was founded by three research laboratories at the University of Oregon; Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, Biology and the Built Environment Center, and Baker Lighting Lab. Their long-standing collaboration between seemingly disparate fields became the model for what the Institute hopes to achieve. Not only do these research laboratories share workspace, research tools, and personnel; they share ideas and a new way of conceptualizing the solution to a problem. Formed in the spirit of this collaborative strategy, the Institute for Health in the Built Environment seeks to broaden the network of researchers and practitioners such that issues concerning health, comfort, and sustainability in the human ecosystem are addressed in a way that benefits our work, our community, and our planet.
Founding Leadership at the University of Oregon