Research Collaboration with Concordia University Student

Posted 2015-04-27
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Category Household

Asok Thirunavukarasu, a Master’s student from Concordia University, arrived in Yellowknife April 22nd to start an independent research project on energy efficient housing in Yellowknife, in collaboration with Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA). AEA joined the Smart Net-Zero Energy Building Research Network (SNEBRN) as an industrial partner in 2014, and this research project is part of the on-going research collaboration with the Network.

Asok will be staying in Yellowknife until May 16th to conduct field work including on site evaluations, occupant and builder interviews, and benchmarking housing energy performance using the NRCan EnerGuide (EGH) evaluation data. The objective of the research project is to develop a protocol for energy efficient housing for northern Canada. The fieldwork portion in Yellowknife aims to gain a better understanding of typical construction techniques, areas for improvement, current state of energy use in houses, and to help direct future northern housing best practices.

The picture is Asok in our office.