Asso.Prof. Zisheng LU
Project Description and Objectives:
Commercial and residential buildings consume almost 40% of the primary energy in the United States or Europe and nearly 30% in China. To reduce the dependence of the building on the primary energy, several studies on energy-saving technologies have been done worldwide. On the other hand, renewable energy utilization was regarded as reasonable solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security. Through integrating the technologies of energy-efficient and renewable energy utilization in building, net-zero energy building is an innovative concept for a high-performance building.
The interested student should have basic knowledge of renewable energy, air-conditioning, green building, sorption cooling technologies, etc.
The interested student should be at ease with CAD or 3D software.
Excellent writing and speaking communication are mandatory.
Be familiar with different building energy saving technologies, such as adsorption, absorption, dehumidification, etc.
Can propose a new design, analyze it and optimize the designs.
Carry out simulations of different design concepts.
Write a technical report on the results.