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CETA’s Timothy Adekunle Publishes Peer-Reviewed Article in Journal of Intelligent Buildings International


Posted 09/06/2018
Category: Accolades

Assistant Professor Timothy Adekunle in the Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) publishes a peer-reviewed journal article titled: “Post-occupancy evaluation on people’s perception of comfort, adaptation and seasonal performance of sustainable housing: a case study of three prefabricated structural timber housing developments" in the Journal of Intelligent Buildings International (Taylor & Francis). The Journal of Intelligent Buildings is a highly preferred and top-ranking journal that focuses on scholarly work on intelligent buildings and cities (people, innovative technologies, and sustainability). The peer-reviewed journal article discusses the results of the post-occupancy evaluation conducted in different prefabricated timber housing developments. The study investigated occupants’ perception of comfort, adaptation to the thermal environment, and seasonal performance of the buildings. Assistant Professor Adekunle co-authored the scholarly work with Professor M. Nikolopoulou (a Professor of Sustainable Architecture at the University of Kent, UK). Assistant Professor Adekunle served as the first author and lead investigator for the project. The work is an international collaborative research work between the University of Hartford and the University of Kent, UK. The peer-reviewed article provides an insight into occupants’ perception of comfort and adaptation in prefabricated timber buildings. The research identifies the significant impact of control on occupants’ comfort and adaptation. The study concludes that prefabricated timber buildings perform better in winter than summer.