The SBEPA research network is an interdisciplinary group with almost 20 members drawn from four University of Toronto Faculties, Schools and Institutes.
These include the Faculty of Arts and Science (including the School of Environment, Computer Science, Physics); the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering; the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design; and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, including the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
Combined with members from the Facilities and Services, and Operations teams at the University, the goal of this interdisciplinary network is to undertake research on human and environmental wellbeing in the built environment. The network considers performance to include building, site, human, and environmental parameters.
We are working towards the development of a new standard for the design of sustainable buildings and infrastructure, that has net positive benefits for human wellbeing and environmental performance. This new standard will be based on research conducted on the University of Toronto campus. Read more about our approach here.