Sustainable Performance of Healthy and Efficient Residential Environments (SPHERE)

Funding Year: 2019-2020

The mission of the SPHERE GCRT is to advance discovery and innovation that promote human health and well-being in residential homes. People spend 90% of their lives indoors and 70% at home. Housing and health are interacting human rights that strongly affect quality of life; the home, as a complex, social-environmental system, is ripe for human-centered, engineering optimization. In 10 years, we envision a series of integrated public-private partnerships that pave the way for smart, connected homes that actively minimize environmental stressors while promoting the health and welfare of their occupants, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Principal Investigators:

  • John Volckens, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Delphine Farmer, Department of Chemistry
  • Sheryl Magzamen, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
  • Ryan Scott, Department of Political Science.