I am interested in the field of environmental design of buildings, with great concern to the thermal performance and energy efficiency in buildings. Human thermal comfort in interiors and open spaces of great interest to me. My research included multi-approached techniques such as: post occupancy evaluations “POE” and parametric studies using computer simulation programs. Both the subjective assessment and the objective assessment are employed included interviews, questionnaires and all physical and human factors that affect thermal performance of buildings. I have an excellent experience in using simulation programs such as Autodesk ECOTECT, Design builder, Fluent, as well as the simulation engines of other programs such as energy plus, radiance and HTB2 through the exporting feature of Ecotect. My research papers and projects are focusing on enhancing the human thermal comfortability through three stages in building construction. These are:
1. Integrating the environmental principles through the simulation programs in the early stages of building design;
2. Employing the traditional and contemporary passive strategies and measures to enhance the environmental performance of buildings.
3. POE (Post Occupancy Evaluation), through employing Both the subjective and the objective assessment;
4. Investigating the environmental performance of buildings, in terms of thermal performance, ventilation and visual performance.