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Built Environment & Green Building

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About

The Built Environment and Green Building Group, formerly Rutgers Center for Green Building develops and implements research, education and training initiatives that promote environmental, economic, and social improvements for buildings and their occupants, in partnership with federal agencies, industry, state and local government, and community and not-for-profit organizations. Housed at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, we form a common umbrella for initiatives across the university including at the Rutgers schools of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Engineering, Communication and Information, and the Business School.

Capabilities include:

  • Public policy evaluation research
  • Clean energy market assessments
  • Simulation modeling and machine learning approaches to predicting/depicting human behavior in built environment settings
  • Electric power system modeling that considers economy-environment-reliability tradeoffs associated with introducing new technologies
  • Air quality studies that predict and improve personal exposures to pollutants
  • Energy modeling
  • Life cycle costing
  • Environmental life cycle analyses

Field-based research employs community-based participatory research methods, especially in low-and-moderate-income multifamily housing contexts, and emphasizes the nexus of the built environment and human resilience and adaptation to climate change.

We facilitate on-the-job training for students, learning networks and industry collaboratives, and STEM workshops for youth in low-resource communities that disseminates strategies for improving the built environment and occupant health.

Our Staff & Faculty

Clint Andrews

Clint Andrews

Jennifer Senick

Jennifer Senick

Deborah Plotnik

Deborah Plotnik

Gediminas “Gedi” Mainelis

Gediminas “Gedi” Mainelis

Jie Gong

Jie Gong

David Listokin

David Listokin

Jennifer Ward Souder

Jennifer Ward Souder

Jaclyn Trzaska

Jaclyn Trzaska

MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci

MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci

David Hattis

David Hattis

Richard Wener

Richard Wener

Sunyoung Kim

Sunyoung Kim

Uta Krogmann

Uta Krogmann

Dunbar P. Birnie

Dunbar P. Birnie

Maren (Haus) Clayton

Maren (Haus) Clayton

Ioanna Tsoulou

Ioanna Tsoulou

Handi Chandra Putra

Handi Chandra Putra

Elizabeth Hewitt

Elizabeth Hewitt

Jorge Ortiz

Jorge Ortiz

Wenwen Zhang

Wenwen Zhang

Juan Ayala

Juan Ayala

Barbara Faga

Barbara Faga

Mark Rodgers

Mark Rodgers

Diren Kocakusak

Diren Kocakusak

Tim Van Epp

Tim Van Epp

Kiran Ghosh

Kiran Ghosh

Arah Schuur

Arah Schuur

Abigail Andrews

Abigail Andrews

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Rachael Shwom

Rachael Shwom