Building Envelope

Current Research

Key Technical Achievements

  • Cool Roof provisions for Chinese national BEE standards
  • New designs for fenestration materials and systems
  • High efficiency shading and insulated window systems

Recent Publications

2015

Integrated control of dynamic facades and distributed energy resources for energy cost minimization in commercial buildings Link
Cool Roofs in Guangzhou, China: Outdoor Air Temperature Reductions during Heat Waves and Typical Summer Conditions Link
, Equation-based languages – A new paradigm for building energy modeling, simulation and optimization Link
Assessment of the Potential to Achieve very Low Energy Use in Public Buildings in China with Advanced Window and Shading Systems Link

2014

Cool roofs in China: Policy review, building simulations, and proof-of-concept experiments Link

2012

Assessment of the Potential to Achieve Very Low Energy Use in Public Buildings in China with Advanced Window and Shading Systems PDF icon PDF
Experimental Study on Insulating Effect of Solar Reflecting Lightweight Roof
Experimental study on insulating effect of solar reflecting roofs and energy saving. Wall Material Innovation & Energy Saving
Potential Benefits of Cool Roofs in China: Energy Savings, Emission Reductions, and “Global Cooling”