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Bruno Lee, Ph.D., P.Eng., CEng (UK), LEED AP

Associate Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

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Bruno Lee, Ph.D., P.Eng., CEng (UK), LEED AP
Office: S-EV 15103  
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5399
Website(s): Explore Concordia - Bruno Lee

Dr. Lee specializes in building energy performance simulation. His current research is interdisciplinary in nature covering areas in building envelopes, HVAC systems, renewable energy systems, and lighting as they are applied to building as a whole. His work focuses on investigating how to better employ different computational simulation techniques to study the performance of the built environment in an integrated manner. The objectives of his research are to facilitate building design decisions that are based on objective and data driven reasoning, and to advance evaluation means to ensure robust design solutions that survive future challenges in a dynamic environment. His current work involves applying building performance simulation, sensitivity analysis, cost-benefit analysis, life-cycle analysis, multi-criteria decision making, multi-objective optimization, automated design space exploration, stochastic risk analysis to different types of built environment to address various concerns.

Dr. Lee joined Concordia in 2014. Dr. Lee obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Department of the Built Environment (Unit of Building Physics and Services) at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in 2009 with a M.S. in Architectural Engineering. He earned his B.Eng with distinction in Building Engineering from Concordia University in 2007 and was awarded the Building Engineering Medal.


  • BLDG 6611, Building Science
  • BLDG 6951, Solar Building Modelling and Design
  • ENGR 6811, Energy Resources: Conventional and Renewable
  • BLDG 490, Capstone Building Engineering Design Project
  • BLDG 390, Building Engineering Design Project
  • BLDG 341, Building Engineering Systems
  • BLDG 212, Building Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design
  • ENGR 251, Thermodynamics



  • Resilient High Performance Smart Building
  • Integrated Building Design through Co-simulation
  • Stochastic Optimization of Energy and Durability Performance
  • Robust Building Design under Varying Operating Conditions
  • BIM-based Automated Energy Performance Simulation

Selected journal papers

  • Mirata Hosseini, Anahita Bigtashi, and Bruno Lee (2021). "Evaluating the Applicability of Typical Meteorological Year under Different Building Designs and Climate Conditions." Urban Climate 38 (2021) 100870
  • Mirata Hosseini, Anahita Bigtashi, and Bruno Lee (2020). "Generating Future Weather Files under Climate Change Scenarios to Support Building Energy Simulation – a Machine Learning Approach."  Energy and Buildings  230 110543
  • Mirata Hosseini, Anahita Bigtashi, and Bruno Lee (2020). "A Systematic Approach in Constructing Typical Meteorological Year Weather File Using Machine Learnings."  Energy and Buildings 226 110375
  • François Tardy, and Bruno Lee (2019). "Building Related Energy Poverty in Developed Countries — Past, Present, and Future from a Canadian Perspective." Energy and Buildings, 194 46–61
  • Mirata Hosseini, François Tardy, and Bruno Lee (2018). "Cooling and Heating Energy Performance of a Building with a Variety of Roof Designs; the Effects of Future Weather Data in a Cold Climate."  Journal of Building Engineering, 17 107–114
  • Mirata Hosseini, and Bruno Lee (2017). "Energy Performance of Cool Roofs under the Impact of Actual Weather Data."  Energy and Buildings, 145 284–292
  • Bruno Lee, Navid Pourmousavian, and Jan L.M. Hensen (2016). "Full-factorial design space exploration approach for multi-criteria decision making of the design of industrial halls." Energy and Buildings, 117, 352–361.
  • Bruno Lee, and Jan L.M. Hensen (2015). "Developing a risk indicator to quantify robust building design." Energy Procedia, 78, 1895 – 1900.
  • Bruno Lee, Marija Trcka, and Jan L.M. Hensen (2013). "Building energy simulation and optimization: a case study of industrial halls with varying process loads and occupancy patterns." Building Simulation: An International Journal, 7(3), 229-236
  • Bruno Lee, Marija Trcka, and Jan L.M. Hensen (2013). "Rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems: a cost–benefit analysis study of industrial halls." International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 0, 1–8
  • Bruno Lee, Marija Trcka, and Jan L.M. Hensen (2012). "Rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems for industrial halls: achieving economic benefit via lowering energy demand." Frontiers of Architectural Research, 1(4), 326-333
  • Bruno Lee, Marija Trcka, and Jan L.M. Hensen (2011). "Embodied energy of building materials and green building rating systems: a case study for industrial halls." Sustainable Cities and Society, 1(2), 67-71

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