Reducing building energy use will be key to making cities more sustainable
We can leverage data to optimize building operations.
My research aims to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort within the built environment.
I am using data from building systems and occupants’ interactions with them to improve their experience inside buildings and minimize their energy use. My team uses different research methods from building engineering, data science, architecture and behavioural science to optimize building design and operations.
My contribution to the cities team focuses on the role of buildings in next-generation cities. My work specifically emphasizes the effect of occupants on building energy use, which is often overlooked in building design and operations.
I aim to address the “performance gap” between actual building energy use and predictions at the planning and design phase.
My name is Mohamed Ouf and I am an assistant professor in the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering.