On Buildings, Energy, and Health in a Changing Climate – Sept 22, 2020 – Dr. Holly Samuelson

WEBINAR: On Buildings, Energy, and Health in a Changing Climate

Speaker: Dr. Holly Samuelson, Harvard Graduate School of Design

When: Tuesday, 22 September 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Registration: Free, please register here

Presented as part of Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start, an online, bi-weekly seminar series focused on how we can work towards more sustainable, resilient, and equitable restart following the pandemic. All events in the series can be seen here.

Join us as Dr. Holly Samuelson presents research using building performance simulation among other methods to improve energy and environmental performance and human health in buildings and cities.

This includes improving modeling methods for urban context, stormwater, occupant behaviour, and occupant views, as well as investigating heat vulnerability at the building and city scale and moisture and mold performance of buildings in future climates.

About the presenter

Dr. Holly Samuelson is an Assistant Professor of Architectural Technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and co-head of the Master of Design in Energy and Environment program.  Her research and teaching focuses on energy performance, occupant behavior, and health in buildings in a changing climate. Among her authored and coauthored papers, she has contributed articles to Applied Energy, Journal of Environmental Management, Building and Environment, Energy and Buildings, and the Journal of Building Performance Simulation.

Prior to joining Harvard, Samuelson practiced full-time as an architect (2000-2007) and sustainable design consultant (2007-2008), and she prioritizes forging links between academia and the building industry. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon as well as a Master of Design and Doctorate from Harvard Graduate School of Design.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering co-presents this speaker series as part of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, in partnership with UVic Civil Engineering, and supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.