MASc Thesis 

Holistic Indoor Environmental Quality & Energy Simulation Generative Design Assessment Methodology for Built Heritage and Existing Building Retrofits

Welcome

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. 

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Motivation 

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Buildings are responsible for up to 40% of energy use

Simulation can better help guide design

 Energy             

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People spend up to 95% of life indoors

There is an ethical obligation  to provide comfortable and healthy  spaces

    Indoor 

   Environmental 

       Quality 

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Historic buildings comprise up to 40% of the building stock

We must protect merit and historic values of a site

     Heritage     

 From the beginning, the research targeted the intersection of energy, indoor environmental quality and heritage conservation.              

Performance Analysis Principles 

Energy
Acoustics
Thermal 
Comfort
Air
Daylight