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Francois Tardy, Eng. M.Eng. MBA

Part-time Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Part-time Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Francois Tardy, Eng. M.Eng. MBA
Availability: Availability varies by semester. Please reach me by email for an appointment.

Teaching Activities

Concordia University

BCEE 464 - Project Cost Estimating
BLDG 471 - HVAC System Design
BLDG 6571 - Project Management
BLDG 6851 - Project Cost Estimating
ENGR 251 - Thermodynamics I
ENGR 301 - Engineering Management Principles and Economics
INDU 330 - Engineering Management
MECH 211 - Mechanical Engineering Drawing
MECH 313 - Machine Design and Drawings
MECH 343 - Theory of Machines
MECH 6451 - Computer-Aided Mechanical Design

École de Technologie Supérieure

MEC 129 - Conception assistée par ordinateur
MEC 235 - Thermodynamique

Vanier College

221-194-VA - Principles of Electricity and Controls
221-494-VA - Electrical and Lighting Systems

Research Activities

Energy poverty in Canada and the world

Net-Zero Energy Building Centre, Concordia University

Renewable energy feasibility

Net-Zero Energy Building Centre, Concordia University

Building diagnostics using infrared thermography

Net-Zero Energy Building Centre, Concordia University


Building related energy poverty in developed countries — past, present, and future from a Canadian perspective

Energy and Buildings 194, 2019, pp. 46-61

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, 2018, pp.107-114

Numerical Prediction of Thermal Storage Using Phase Change Material

Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy 4(3), 2015, pp. 80-90

Thermal analysis of heat pipes during thermal storage

Applied Thermal Engineering 29(2-3), 2009, pp. 329-333

An experimental study determining behavior of heat pipes in thermal storage

International Journal of Ambient Energy 29(3), 2008, pp. 162-168

A Study of the Use of Heat Pipes in Thermal Storage for Cooling

Proceedings of the ASME Process Industries Division, PID, 2006, pp. 89-93

Participation activities

Media Appearances

C’est quoi la pauvreté énergétique et comment on devrait s’y attaquer? Moteur de recherche, Radio-Canada Première, October 22nd, 2019.

Thermal imaging of housing stock can tell us where energy costs will hurt, Concordia researchers show. Concordia University News, October 1st, 2019.

Comprendre l’énergie dans le contexte économique d’aujourd’hui

Club ÉnergieÉTS, Montreal (Canada), May 12th, 2016.
Conférence Internationale des Formations d’Ingénieurs et de Techniciens d’Expression Française, Montreal (Canada), August 24th, 2016.

Filling the Industry Leadership Gap in Sustainability

Business Beyond Tomorrow, Montreal (Canada), March 18th, 2017.

Les réalités économiques des énergies renouvelables

École Nationale d’Agriculture, Meknès, Morocco, May 11th, 2017.
Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakesh, Morocco, May 22nd, 2017.

Peer review


Energy Policy
Energy and Buildings
Journal of Building Engineering



  • Engineering and Commerce Case Competition, Concordia University (2016)
  • Science fair, The Study, Westmount (2015-2019)



Member: Golden Key International Honour Society, Concordia University Chapter.
Cardholder: ASP Construction Safety (Quebec).

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