Engineer Seabright McCabe reports that the University of Maryland is planning an innovative new green building that brings together neuroscience, engineering, and architecture. The new building will explore how green design and sustainable architecture benefit the people who live and work in such spaces.
Three professors at the University of Maryland are collaborating to “develop, test, and validate a data-driven approach to design,” according to McCabe. The new building will use cutting-edge technology, including virtual reality (VR), to quantify how sustainable buildings affect people’s mental and physical health and well-being.
It is well-known that sustainability and green architecture are beneficial to the environment. However, these researchers are working to make sure that people can like and enjoy green buildings, which will lead to greater acceptance of sustainability measures.
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