Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg
Associate Professor of Architecture and Director, Biology and the Built Environment Center
University of Oregon
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg is an associate professor at the University of Oregon, director of the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory in Eugene and Portland, Oregon, and co-director of the Biology and the Built Environment Center. He has a Ph.D. in the built environment from the University of Washington. He teaches classes in daylighting, integrated design principles, energy performance in buildings, and design. Van Den Wymelenberg has consulted on several hundred new construction and major renovation projects with architects and engineers regarding daylight, energy in buildings and indoor environmental quality since 2000. Five of these projects have been recognized with AIA’s Committee on the Environment Top 10 Awards and many others are LEED certified. He has presented at many conferences including the National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine, the Illuminating Engineering Society, LightFair International, and Passive Low Energy Architecture. He has authored several papers and two books related to daylighting, visual comfort and low energy design strategies. Kevin is chair of the IESNA’s Daylight Metrics Committee and co-author on IES document LM-83 that serves as partial basis for the LEED V4 Daylighting Credit.
Van Den Wymelenberg served as assistant and associate professor at the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture in Boise from 2004 to 2015. He was the founding director of the Integrated Design Lab in Boise (UI-IDL) and served there as professor from 2004 to 2015, completing over $7 million in funded research and outreach in daylighting and energy efficiency for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, United States Environment Protection Agency, Idaho Power Company, the New Buildings Institute and others. He maintains an affiliate appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Idaho.