The Intelligent Control of Urban and Built Environments (ICUBE)

ICUBELabThe Intelligent Control of Urban and Built Environments (ICUBE) test bed enables researchers to study and document how to improve environmental quality and energy efficiency in “built” environments, such as offices, schools, homes and surrounding urban settings. The test bed allows researchers to study the office environment and its energy burden under real-world conditions, rather than in a test chamber setting, as is normally done. The test bed is reconfigurable to simulate a wide variety of common settings in commercial office buildings, including cubicles, offices and meeting rooms.

Other studies in the ICUBE test bed include the automatic tracking of individuals and their thermal environments; tests on the performance of an organic filter; tests of a wireless sensor network; and tests on a prototype personal environmental control system developed by a local company.