Research Projects


Optimized Building Retrofit Strategy Tool

Unlike residential buildings, commercial and institutional buildings have quite different usage profiles and architectures; hence, they need a specific method to reduce energy consumption. Targeting a 50 per cent reduction in GHG production by 2025, Simon Fraser University with three campuses distributed in metro Vancouver and different construction dates and standards needs a specific solution for each building based on its location, application and construction working routine.

This research aims to design Optimized Building Retrofit Strategy Tool (OBRST) to reduce the energy demand for space cooling and heating of each building based on its specific parameters like location, working routine and construction material.  Using this design tool, one can propose a specific optimized method for each building.

Research Team

  • Milad Ebadi, PhD student, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Milad is a doctoral candidate in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at SFU. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Shiraz University, Iran, and master's degree in mechanical engineering (energy conversion) from the Sharif University of Technology. His PhD research is focused on keeping air conditioning systems clean, green and modern.

  • Majid Bahrami, Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering
  • Bernard Chan, Energy Manager, Facilities Services
Milad Ebadi