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December 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, University of Victoria, BC
Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, PhD, PEng, Associate Professor, University of Victoria, BC is an applied engineering researcher and started his research career in 1997, immediately after finishing his doctoral studies from the University of Sheffield, UK. Initially, his research focused on new construction materials and structural strengthening techniques. Soon thereafter, he expanded his research horizon towards the heat-air-moisture responses of exterior building envelope materials and systems. Hence, in a true sense, he is a multidisciplinary building envelopes and structures researcher who brings together the fundamentals of Civil, Mechanical and Materials engineering to address pressing concerns of the construction industry and its stakeholders.
ABOUT THE TOPIC: Designed and Actual Energy Performance of Green Buildings
Green buildings are designed to be energy efficient. However, actual energy performance of a green building is not solely dependent of its design and construction. Operation and maintenance play a very important role in determining the actual energy efficiency of a green building during its service life. This seminar will present the results from a study on ten LEED Gold certified social houses in Victoria and Vancouver, BC to identify design versus actual energy performance gaps, investigate possible causes, seek practical solutions and provide recommendations which can potentially reduce the gap between the designed and actual energy performance of green buildings.
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