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Research Chairs

CZEBS Researchers hold the following Research Chairs:

1. NSERC/Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair in Optimized Operation and Energy Efficiency

This is the second term of the IRC program. It builds on the work performed in the first term, such as development of reduced models for optimizing building operation, model predictive control methodologies and major continuing case studies such as the EV building of Concordia and Varennes Library – Canada’s first institutional solar net-zero energy building, that integrates advanced solar technology (with the advice and guidance of our team). In addition, average representative buildings such as the low cost bank building are considered. 

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The first term of this chair focused primarily on existing commercial and institutional buildings. Predictive control methodologies and strategies have been developed to reduce peak demand for electricity in conjunction with building-integrated and isolated thermal storage measures while maintaining a comfortable indoor environment.

View the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair web page


2. Tier 1 Research Chair: Integration of Solar Energy Systems into Buildings

View the Concordia Research Chair web page


3. New Scholar Research Chair: Building Fire Safety, Smoke, Airflow and Thermal Management

View the Concordia Research Chair web page

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