The Center for Environmental Design Research (CEDR) fosters research in environmental planning and design, ranging from the local environments of people within buildings to region-wide ecosystems, from small details of building construction to large-scale urban planning, from the history of the built environment to the design process itself.
Our research is highly interdisciplinary. Our researchers collaborate with people across campus, including the disciplines of mechanical engineering, civil & environmental engineering, electrical engineering & computer science, public health, public policy, optometry, psychology, business, energy & resources and more.
Research centers and groups within CEDR include:
- Center for the Built Environment (CBE), whose mission is to improve the design, operation, and environmental quality of buildings by providing timely, unbiased information on building technologies and design techniques.
- Center for Resource Efficient Communities (CREC) is dedicated to supporting California's climate change and resource efficiency goals through interdisciplinary research, public communication, and professional outreach.
- Green Building Research Center promotes sustainable building design and operation on the UC Berkeley campus.