BEESL has comprehensive expertise and state-of-the-art research facilities for both experimental and computational simulation studies, ranging from material level to full-scale system behavior and performance. Major research ares include:

Indoor Air Quality:

  • Source control: material emissions and indoor air quality (ME-IAQ)
  • Ventilation (PV)
  • Air Cleaning Technology(ACT)

Building Enclosure:

  • Material property measurements
  • Hygrothermal performance of building enclosure assemblies (MBES)
  • Couple heat, air, moisture and pollutant transport

Whole Building Energy and Environmental Systems:

  • Virtual Design Studio (VDS) for coordinated, integrated and optimized building system design
  • Real-time monitoring and model predictive controls
  • Intelligent Built Environmental Systems (i-BES)

Modeling and Simulations:

  • Combined Heat, Air, Moisture and Pollutant Simulation (CHAMPS)
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Reduced-order models (CFD)

Indoor Environmental Quality and Human Performance:

  • Effect of ventilation and IAQ on productivity and creativity
  • Effect of personal ventilation on perceived IAQ and thermal comfort

Links to the major research areas are included in the left column. These contain descriptions of research focuses, facilities, current projects and teams.