Holistic Indoor Environmental Quality & Energy Simulation Generative Design Assessment Methodology for Built Heritage and Existing Building Retrofits
Since May 2018, I have been exploring the concept of generative design in the context of heritage conservation and building performance simulation. Under the supervision of Dr. Liam O'Brien at Carleton University and with support from the NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering program I have had the opportunity to experiment with the idea of multi-objective optimization for building performance.
I have successfully completed my defense on April 28th and have submitted the final version of my thesis to the school.
Buildings are responsible for up to 40% of energy use
Simulation can better help guide design
People spend up to 95% of life indoors
There is an ethical obligation to provide comfortable and healthy spaces
Historic buildings comprise up to 40% of the building stock
We must protect merit and historic values of a site
From the beginning, the research targeted the intersection of energy, indoor environmental quality and heritage conservation.