How to build smart, zero carbon buildings - and why it matters
Decarbonization, electrification, efficiency and digitalization can revamp old buildings, make new builds zero carbon ready and reduce operating costs.
BArch (Hons), University of Nottingham, UK; PhD in Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Educator, researcher, architect and consultant who specializes in life-cycle building information modelling and computational design support systems for total building performance analysis and building diagnostics. Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University. Provost’s Chair Professor of Architecture and Building and Dean of the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. Teaches architectural design (with a focus on systems integration), building physics, building energy modelling, building controls and diagnostics. Has completed many major funded research projects in Singapore and the USA. Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects. Formerly: Member, Board of Directors, US Energy Foundation and contributed to a range of activities, including green building codes and standards, education and training, as well as sustainable design demonstration projects in China. Member of the Advisory Board: Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities; Singapore Sustainability Academy; Delos, USA. Member of the Management Board, Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies. Member of the Board, Smart Systems Institute, NUS. Editorial Board Member of Building Simulation: An International Journal (Springer and Tsinghua University Press), and Buildings (MDPI AG, Switzerland). Building performance consultant for several major award-winning projects and certified green buildings in Singapore, China and USA. Awarded the 2013 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation from the US National Science Foundation “for exemplary research contribution to technology innovation and positive impact on technology, industry and the society as a whole”, and an IBM Faculty Award in 2010.