issues in buildings and the built environments are addressed in the context of
both demand and supply sides. We reduce the energy consumption of buildings
through improving system energy efficiency and reducing building loads as well
as effective use of renewable energy recourses.
develop methodologies and technologies, on the demand side, to enhance energy
efficiency by optimized design, smart control and AI/big-data enabled effective
management of energy systems, and to reduce building loads by integrating
passive building technologies. We also develop methodologies and technologies
to facilitate energy-flexible and grid-responsive buildings to enhancing the
overall energy efficiency of the entire power grid-buildings eco-system. On the
supply side, we promote effective use of renewables as well as innovative use
of waste for clean energy generation.