Professor with a focus on sustainable built environment and director of the Intelligent Human-Buildings Interactions lab (IHBI)
The relationship between occupants and buildings is a complex and diverse interaction that is influenced by a variety of factors such as climate conditions, building characteristics, and the occupants themselves. Oversimplification or homogenization of this interaction can result in the failure of building energy-saving technologies and reduce the adaptive capacity of occupants to climate change. Therefore, the main focus of my research is to develop occupant-centric energy efficiency and climate adaptation solutions.
To achieve this goal, an Intelligent Human-Buildings Interaction Lab (IHBI) has been established. The lab is designed to allow occupants to test alternative building energy retrofitting measures on a clustered built environment. By integrating human-in-the-loop, the open-accessible IHBI Lab provides an original research platform to model how buildings affect occupants and how occupants interact with their built environment while adapting to climate change.
Through this research, my goal is to gain a better understanding of the complex interaction between occupants and buildings and to develop effective strategies that enhance energy efficiency and adaptability to climate change. The IHBI Lab is a valuable resource for sharing knowledge and facilitating communication, providing an effective platform to engage the public in sustainable transformation.