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Architectural image of skylightCurrent Research Projects

  • ASHRAE 1702 Case Studies to Test Performance Measurement Protocols
  • Fault detection and diagnostics for HVAC systems
  • Chiller plant optimization
  • Energy-efficiency in greenhouse designs

Previous Research Projects

  • Facade integrated membrane-based enthalpy recovery
  • Model-based automatic fault detection and diagnostic tool for air handler units
  • A new common platform UT3 (Universal Translator) to support HVAC automatic fault detection and diagnostic
  • Faulty operations and performance degradation on building performance
  • A portable suitcase prototype for small building retro-commissioning
  • Development of reference performance data for improving California Title 24 compliance systems
  • Demonstration of a deep retro-commissioning process for an existing office building
  • Evaluation on the impacts of building system operations on energy usage
  • Cooling coil model algorithm improvement in EnergyPlus
  • Membrane-based enthalpy recovery for VAV system and chilled beam system in commercial office buildings
  • Low/Zero Carbon Building Design in UK
  • Developed coupling program between building simulation and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for natural ventilation
  • Coupled simulations to optimize facade designs and propose façade design guideline for naturally ventilated buildings

Design Assistance

  • Design evaluation with EnergyPlus for the LOOP project in Santa Barbara, CA
  • Thermal evaluation of Clarke Quay, Singapore
  • Thermal evaluation of Changi Airport terminal II, Singapore
  • Building ventilation design in an aerospace laboratory at Nanyang University
  • Hybrid ventilation design for dinning space in St Regis hotel, Singapore
  • Clean Technology II, Singapore
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