Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, School of Architecture & Environment, Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Practice Areas: Sustainable Design, Energy Efficiency, Architecture

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg is an academic expert in energy efficiency, specifically with architectural design. At the University of Oregon, he is an associate professor of architecture and the director of the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory. He teaches classes in daylighting, integrated design principles, energy performance in buildings, and design.

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Recent Media:
The Next Trick: Pulling Coronavirus Out of Thin Air (The New York Times, March, 24, 2021)
Putting Students Behind Plexiglass Isn’t Making Them Any Safer (New York Magazine, March 19, 2021)
To Make a Building Healthier, Stop Sanitizing Everything (Bloomberg Businessweek, Dec. 16, 2020)
What Can Universities Do With Their Fancy New Event Centers? (Bloomberg CityLab, Nov. 20, 2020)
Scientists Work Towards Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in "Built Environments"  (KLCC, Oct. 9, 2020)
The Cold, Hard Truth Is You Shouldn’t Be Socializing Indoors (Elemental, Sept. 30, 2020)
Redesigning The Office For The Next 100-Year Flu (Yes, It's Coming) (NPR, Sept. 14, 2020)
Air quality is safety focus for New York’s schools (The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 25, 2020)
How smart technology can create healthy office buildings (FedTech, Aug. 12, 2020)
Testing buildings may become added weapon in coronavirus reopenings (ABC News, July 24, 2020)
3 ways scientists think we could de-germ a Covid-19 world (Wired, May 27, 2020)
Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases? (BBC, May 26, 2020)
UO, OHSU to study new coronavirus in a hospital setting (Around the O, May 20, 2020)
COVID-19 and indoor spaces: 4 common places it spreads (Inverse, May 19, 2020)
Is it safe to eat at restaurants yet? (Eater, May 19, 2020)
Research shows airflow needed to prevent spread of COVID-19 in businesses and restaurants (Boston 25 News, May 12, 2020)
As some restaurants reopen, model shows how coronavirus can spread farther than 6 feet (CBS News, May 12, 2020)
We’ve known how to make healthier buildings for decades (The Verge, May 7, 2020)
To study coronavirus in the air, all eyes on a Chinese restaurant (ABC News, May 1, 2020)
Buildings have their own microbiomes – we’re striving to make them healthy places (The Conversation, April 17, 2020)
UO's indoor research center takes aim at COVID-19 risks (Around the O, March 24, 2020)
Pandemics spread in hospitals. Changes in design and protocols can save lives. (The Washington Post, March 18, 2020)
The clocks 'fall back' and daylight saving time ends on Sunday. Here's how to survive the darker days. (NBC News, Nov. 3, 2018)
Annual daylighting performance metrics, explained (Architectural Lighting Technology, April 12, 2016)
New building technology being put to the test (Daily Journal of Commerce, March 25, 2016)
Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory welcomes new director (Around the O, Sept. 23, 2015)
The benefits of natural light (Architectural Lighting Technology, March 19, 2016)