Design and Environmental Analysis

Green building is nothing without the human factor...

College of Human Ecology: Design and Environmental Analysis Diagram 2014
College of Human Ecology: Design and Environmental Analysis Diagram 2014

DEA is a pioneering, multidisciplinary department within Cornell University dedicated to developing and implementing research in green ergonomics to inspire innovative, sustainable design to improve work, education, health facilities and residential environments. Green ergonomics is an emerging discipline that helps to make certain green buildings are engineered in a way that keeps human engineering, and not just energy efficiency in mind.

The Department of Design and Environmental Analysis looks at how ergonomics can be integrated into green building and sustainable design so that productivity, health, and comfort are not compromised and energy effective behaviors are encouraged. Cornell University is one of the few institutions in which this emerging discipline can be pursued. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are on offer.