Ihab Elzeyadi | U.S. Green Building Council
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Ihab Elzeyadi

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Professor Ihab Elzeyadi's focus on architecture that provide high
environmental quality for its occupants directs his research into high
performance building design and evaluation, architecture for health and
well-being, and design guidelines for indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and
multi-comfort dynamic building design. He engages students in hands-on
research and design explorations in design studios, seminars, and courses in
environmental control systems and high performance building design. Elzeyadi
is the founder and director of the UO High Performance Environments
Laboratory (HiPE) and the Façade Integrated Technologies testing facility
(FIT). Both are top class award winning facilities that provide research and
consulting services for the building industry, commercial clients, private
and public entities.

Dr. Elzeyadi has been engaged in the design, construction, and research of
high-performance buildings for more than 25 years. He has conducted
post-occupancy evaluations and building performance assessments of more than
100 buildings, 50 of them are LEED™ and LBC rated. In addition, Dr.
Elzeyadi has conducted grant-supported research on the relationship between
people and buildings including impacts of the physical environment on health,
productivity, and well-being as they relate to sustainable design strategies
in commercial and educational environments. His studies produced
evidence-based design guidelines and design-assistance services on various
commercial projects with an emphasis on energy and resource effective design.
He just completed a number of research projects investigating cost and
financial benefits of green and LEED™ educational environments, livable
communities’ physical infra-structure, and the Green Classroom Toolbox
Project for energy retrofits of existing schools. Professor Elzeyadi recently
received the I3 research award (Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiative) for
his collaboration with Neuroscience to uncover the complex relationship
between lighting type and quality on occupants’ brain functions and stress
modulation. He is currently applying this research to the creation of
evidence-based design guidelines for occupants’ multi-comfort in commercial
buildings, including offices, schools, and hospitals health care settings.

Dr. Elzeyadi has received research commendation awards and best paper awards
from multiple organizations including Passive and Low Energy Architecture
(PLEA), Ford Foundation, World Academy for Design and Health, the
International Facility Management Association, King Abdullah City of Science
and Technology (KACST) and the Environmental Design Research Association. He
serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural
Research and acts as a paper reviewer for the journals Environmental
Psychology, Building Research Information, and the International Solar Energy
Society. His publications appeared in multiple journals and proceedings
including Greenbuild, Design and Health Journal, and the Architectural
Research Center Consortium.

Elzeyadi is the past-president of the Society of Building Science Educators
(SBSE), a past-member to the USGBC Research Advisory Committee, Past-Chair of
USGBC, Thought and Leadership in Research working group, and a current member
of the Illumination Engineering Society (IES), American Society of Heating
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Solar Energy
Society (ASES), Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), and Oregon
Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (OR BEST).