Built Environment

The Washington State University Integrated Design + Construction Lab (ID+CL) conducts sponsored design and construction research activities under WSU’s School of Design + Construction and the Composite Materials and Engineering Center. The ID+CL advances innovation in practice as part of an allied regional network of university labs (UO, UW, WSU, UI, MSU) that provides technical assistance and market diffusion services to A/E/C/O building teams. The ID+CL seeks to transform design, construction, and building operational practices to advance high-performance buildings that are more comfortable for people, require less carbon and energy to construct and maintain, and enhance the health and productivity of occupants. Research topics include but are not limited to occupant comfort (thermal and visual), adaptive behaviors, energy efficiency, high-performance buildings, human-building interfaces and controls, and management of human satisfaction and behaviors.

Our Mission & Focus

Our expertise lies in advancing building energy efficiency through the development and delivery of tenant engagement programs, as well as post-occupancy evaluation research. Specifically, we offer the following services and research opportunities through the lab:

  1. Post Occupancy
  2. Occupant Surveys, Interviews, and Charrette Facilitation
  3. Tenant Engagement Program Development
  4. Occupant Commission (Cx)
  5. Building Case Study Development and Dissemination