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Congratulations to Drs. Luis Candanedo (PhD 2010 BCEE/Concordia) and Liam O'Brien (PhD 2011 BCEE/Concordia) on their first place Best Paper Awards of Energy and Buildings published in the period from 2008 to 2017.

First place of the Best Research Papers of Energy and Buildings for 2008-2017: Candanedo, LM.; Feldheim, V. Accurate occupancy detection of an office room from light, temperature, humidity and CO2 measurements using statistical learning models. Energy and Buildings, Vol. 112, Pages 28-39, 2016.

First place of the Best Review Papers of Energy and Buildings for 2008-2017: Yan, D; O'Brien, W; Hong, T; Feng, X; Gunay, HB; Tahmasebi, F; Mahdavi, A. Occupant behavior modeling for building performance simulation: Current state and future challenges. Energy and Buildings, Vol. 107, Pages 264-278, 2015.

The awards were announced at the Elsevier website, entitled "Best Paper Awards of Energy and Buildings published in the period from 1998 to 2017".


Access below some of our research publications, including journal papers, conference papers, theses, and public reports.

Research Project Reports

Public Final Report for ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII), Research and Development Component

Project EEBE-024 Intelligent Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Public Final Report

Rapport public définitif pur Initiative écoÉNERGIE sur l’innovation, Composante de recherche et de développement

Projet EEBE-024 : Bâtiments intelligents à consommation énergétique nette nulle


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Research and Development Component
Public Final Report
Project: EEBE-024 Intelligent Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Alrawashdeh, H. and Stathopoulos, T. (2020). "Wind Loads on Solar Panels Mounted on Flat Roofs: Effect of Geometric Scale", Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 208, 104339.
  2. Azar, E., O’Brien, W., Carlucci, S., Hong, T., Sonta, A., Kim, J., Andargie, M.S., Abuimara, T., El Asmar, M., Jain, R.K., Ouf, M.M., Tahmasebi, F. and Zhou, J. (2020), “Simulation-aided occupant-centric building design: A critical review of tools, methods, and applications”, Energy and Buildings, 224, 110292.
  3. Hosseini, M., Bigtashi, A. and Lee, B. (2020). “A systematic approach in constructing typical meteorological year weather file using machine learning”, Energy and Buildings. (accepted)
  4. Hosseini, M., Bigtashi, A. and Lee, B. (2020). “Generating Future Weather Files under Climate Change Scenarios to Support Building Energy Simulation — A Machine Learning Approach”, Energy and Buildings. (submitted)
  5. Hou, D., Hassan, I.G. and Wang, L. (2020). “Bayesian Inference Calibration and Sensitivity Analysis of Building Energy Models for Hot/Arid Climate”, Energy and Buildings. Submitted.
  6. Hou, D., Lin, C., Katal, A. and Wang, L. (2020), “Dynamic forecast of cooling load and energy saving potential based on Ensemble Kalman Filter for an institutional high-rise building with hybrid ventilation”, Building Simulation. Accepted.
  7. Hou, D., Hassan, I.G. and Wang, L. (2020). “Review on Building Energy Model Calibration by Bayesian Inference”, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Submitted.
  8. Ioannidis, Z., Athienitis, A.K., Stathopoulos, T. and Buonomano, A. (2020). "Mechanically Ventilated Double Skin Façade with Semi-Transparent Photovoltaics, implementing electrical storage and heat pumps to reduce peak demand", ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 126, pp., Pt. 2.
  9. Ioannidis, Z., Rounis, E.D., Athienitis, A.K. and Stathopoulos, T. (2020). "Double Skin Façade Integrating Semi-Transparent Photovoltaics: Experimental Study on Forced Convection and Heat Recovery", Applied Energy, Vol. 278, 115647, pp. 1-16.
  10. Jie, J., Li, L., Ding, L., Lin, C. and Wang, L. (2020), “Prediction of building fire in the sudden change conditions based on ensemble Kalman filter”, Fire Technology. Submitted.
  11. Mortezazadeh, M. and Wang, L. (2020), “Solving city and building microclimates by fast fluid dynamics with large timesteps and coarse meshes”, Building and Environment. Accepted.
  12. Ouf, M., O'Brien, W. and Gunay, B. (2020). “Optimization of electricity use in office buildings under occupant uncertainty”, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Vol 13: 13 – 25.
  13. Rahdar, M., Nasiri, F. and Lee B. (2020). “Uncertainty Quantification of Biomass Composition Variability Effect on Moving Grate Bed Combustion: A Comparative Study of Wood Pellets and Bamboo Chips”, Combustion and Flame. (submitted).
  14. Rahdar, M., Nasiri, F. and Lee, B. (2020). “Availability-based Predictive Maintenance Scheduling for Vibratinggrate Biomass Boilers”, Safety and Reliability. (accepted) / role: co‑supervision.
  15. Rahdar, M., Nasiri, F. and Lee, B. (2020). “Effect of Fuel Composition Uncertainty On Grate Firing Biomass Combustor Performance: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach”, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, (accepted)
  16. Rounis, E., Athienitis, A.K. and Stathopoulos T. (2020). “Review of air-based PV/T and BIPV/T systems - Performance and modelling”, Renewable Energy, 163: 1729-1753,
  17. Runge, J., Zmeureanu, R. and Le Cam, M. (2020). “Hybrid short-term forecasting of the electric demand of supply fans using machine learning”, Journal of Building Engineering, 29, 101144.
  18. Salim, F., Dong, B., Ouf, M., Wang, Q., Pigliautile, I., Kang, X., Hong, T., et al. (2020). “Modelling urban-scale occupant behaviour, mobility, and energy in buildings: A survey”, Building and Environment (accepted: in press)
  19. Seberi Derakhtenjani A. and Athienitis A.K. (2020). “A frequency domain transfer function methodology for thermal characterization and design for energy flexibility of zones with radiant systems”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 163, pp. 1033-1045. doi:
  20. Shamim, MD A., Zmeureanu, R., Cotrufo, N. and Candanedo, J. (2020). “Gray-box virtual sensor of the supply air temperature of air handling units (AHUs)”, Accepted by Science and Technology in the Built Environment, June 15).
  21. Shu, C., Wang, L. and Mortezazadeh, M. (2020), “Dimensional analysis of Reynolds independence for urban aerodynamics”, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics. Accepted.
  22. Shu, C., Wang, L., Zhang, C. and Qi, D. (2020). “Air curtain effectiveness rating based on aerodynamics”, Building and Environment, Vol. 169, Pages 106582.
  23. Stathopoulos, T. and Alrawashdeh, H. (2020). "Wind Loads on Buildings: A Code of Practice Perspective", Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 206, 104338.
  24. Tamas, R., Ouf, M. and William O'Brien. (2020). “A field study on the effect of building automation on perceived comfort and control in institutional buildings”, Architectural Science Review, Vol 63: 74 – 86.
  25. Tominaga, Y. and Stathopoulos, T. (2020). “CFD Simulations Can Be Adequate for the Evaluation of Snow Effects on Structures”, Building Simulation, Vol. 13, pp. 729-737.
  26. Wang, R.L., Ge, H. and Baril, D. (2020). “Moisture-safe attic design in extremely cold climate: hygrothermal simulations. Building and Environment (in press).
  27. Yip, S., Athienitis, A.K. and Lee, B. (2020). “Early Stage Design for an Institutional Net Zero Energy Archetype Building, Part 2: Case Study and Energy Flexibility”, Solar Energy, (submitted)
  28. Yip, S., Athienitis, A.K. and Lee, B. (2020). “Early Stage Design for an Institutional Net Zero Energy Archetype Building, Part 1: Methodology, Form and Sensitivity Analysis”, Solar Energy, (submitted)
  29. Zhang, C., Yang, S. Shu, C., Wang, L. and Stathopoulos, T. (2020). "Wind Pressure Coefficients for Buildings with Air Curtains", Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 205, 104265, pp. 1-15.

Refereed Conference Publications

Master and PhD theses are listed below for students within CZEBS.

Based on theses updated to Spectrum. We encourage students to upload electronic copies of theses to Spectrum, to prompt your work and CZEBS achievements.






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