CIRS is committed to sharing our research findings and other related publications, to advance sustainability knowledge, and to inspire others to adopt sustainable practices or to replicate our research model.
CIRS research areas are: Tools for Modeling, Visualization and Community Engagement, Building Design and Operations, and Policy Analysis and Strategies.
CIRS Published Research
A Sustainable Building Promotes Pro-Environmental Behavior: An Observational Study on Food Disposal
D. W.-L. Wu, A. DiGiacomo and A. Kingstone
PLoS ONE, 8(1)
Thermal Bridging: It Can Be Done Better
M. Lawton and N. Norris
Journal of Building Enclosure Design, Winter 2013, 15-17.
Evaluating user experience in green buildings in relation to workplace culture and context
Z. Brown, R. J. Cole, J. Robinson and H. Dowlatabadi
Facilities, 28:3/4 (2010) 225-238.
Building human agency: a timely manifesto
R.J. Cole, Z. Brown, S. McKay
Building Research & Information 38 (3), May/June 2010, 339-350
New Expectations in Delivering Sustainable Buildings - From occupant to inhabitant
Z. Brown, R. Cole, M. O’Shea and J. Robinson
PLEA2009 - The 26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Québec City, Canada, 22 - 24 June 2009.
Feedback and adaptive behavior in green buildings
Z. Brown, H. Dowlatabadi, and R. Cole
Intelligent Buildings International, 1:296–315 (2009)
Valuing Green Buildings: Changing Times, Changing Fields
Globe-Net, October 5, 2009
Z. Brown and S. Coleman
Can you be comfortable in a green building?
Z. Brown and S. Storey
Globe-Net, September 8, 2009
Effective Green Building Policy –The City of Vancouver Case
S. Coleman and S. Storey
Globe-Net, November 2, 2009
Smart Buildings and Smart Occupants
Z. Brown and S. Storey
Globe-Net, September 17, 2009
Influence of occupants knowledge on comfort expectations and behaviour
Z. Brown and R.J. Cole
Building Research & Information (2009) 37(3), 227-245
Re-contextualizing the notion of comfort
Cole, Raymond J., Robinson, John, Brown, Zosia and O'shea, Meg(2008)
Building Research & Information,36:4,323 — 336
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability: Integration of PV
R. Cole, A. Cayuela, B. McCarry, J. Robinson, M. Tabatabaian, D. Yen
Paper presented at Canadian Solar Buildings Conference, Calgary, Alta., June 2007
Closing the Gap
Canadian Architect, January 2005