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Healthy, energy-efficient buildings

Healthy, energy-efficient buildings
The Green Building Research Lab investigates issues at the intersection of built environments, indoor environmental quality, and building energy-efficiency.

Sorbents for indoor air cleaning

Sorbents for indoor air cleaning
The Gall Research Group recently published an article on the use of low-cost solid sorbents for indoor air cleaning applications.

Real time monitoring of personal exposures

Real time monitoring of personal exposures
The Gall Research Group is developing tools to quantify personal exposures to air pollution, including metrics of personal concentrations, activity level, location, perceptions of indoor spaces.
The Green Building Research Laboratory houses extensive facilities for both fundamental research and applied measurements in support of building sustainability

The Green Building Research Lab (GBRL) is a facility where university researchers work, often in collaboration with industry partners, to solve the fundamental and applied research questions related to sustainable buildings.

Find out more about ongoing research in building science and related fields at Portland State in the links on the left. 

There are a few ways to work with the GBRL and support our activities:

  • You can check out GBRL equipment for short term measurements or small monitoring projects of your own. We can provide training and/or technician support as needed. See the Resources link above and then contact us.
  • For more involved projects we can collaborate with you to design, conduct, and analyze experiments or field campaigns. Such projects are initiated by contacting us with a proposed scope of work.
  • If you want to provide general support for our efforts you can make a tax deductible donation directly to the PSU Foundation. Click this on-line donation link. Designate your gift for "2804102- GBRL Activities Fund".