Global climate change and subsequent extreme temperatures have become an increasing threat to sustainability in cities. Numerous novel engineering materials and building technology have been proposed in recent years as strategies to enhance thermal environment and building energy efficiency. This project aims to review the potential strategies in the literature, and compare their impacts on building energy efficiency through numerical modeling. The effectiveness of different strategies will be accessed for urban neighborhoods in different cities at the annual scale. Basic knowledge on Matlab/coding is helpful for the project.
Review implemented strategies and policies in global cities
Conduct numerical simulations and analysis
1) to gain a understanding of the urban climate and its interaction with buildings
2) to be familiar with latest tool to conduct environmental analysis