Christopher Meek

Christopher Meek

Integrated Design Lab

    Christopher Meek, AIA, IES is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and a registered architect. He is Director of the Integrated Design Lab (IDL) at the University’s College of Built Environments and the Center for Integrated Design (CID). In this role, he consults with design teams in the Pacific Northwest and nationally with a focus on building energy performance, daylighting, visual comfort, electric lighting, and climate responsive design. Meek teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses on building design, daylighting, electric lighting, and building technology at the UW Department of Architecture and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research has been funded by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, regional utilities, New Buildings Institute, the Illuminating Engineering Society, the American Institute of Architects, and the National Science Foundation. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington he worked in architectural practice in Washington State, New Mexico, and New Orleans, LA.

    All Sessions by Christopher Meek

    Day 1 (virtual) August 27, 2024
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm

    Indoor Environmental Quality – Field Results Inform Operational Practices

    If you attended SBX 2023, you know that this elite panel discussed some of the cutting-edge investigations into how the indoor environment affects human health, productivity, and well-being and the necessity for real building data on a variety of indoor air markers. SBX 2024 is pleased to bring back this group of internationally recognized experts to report on their progress in obtaining real building data and how that information can help building owners and operators provide healthy and productive indoor environments.

    Day 2 August 16, 2023
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Indoor Environmental Quality

    While the Covid pandemic certainly shined a bright light on the importance of healthy indoor environments, creating and maintaining indoor environmental quality has a pre-Covid history and a post-Covid challenge. The ROI of health and comfort conditions is expressed in employee recruitment, retention, and productivity. This session will explore the lessons learned from this reinvigorated focus on healthy indoor air and technologies that were deployed during the pandemic and their measured or perceived benefits.

    Day Two August 23, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Return to Work – Achieving and Maintaining Indoor Environmental Quality

    As employees return to work, there are increased expectations concerning a healthy indoor environment. Two case studies will explore how smart, data-driven approaches to IEQ are providing for demonstrated and persistent improvement in IEQ. The session will explore how rating systems can contribute, and a wider group of SMEs will join in a moderated discussion.