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Architecture Faculty Timothy Adekunle and Seth Holmes Peer-Reviewed Article Presented at International Conference

Posted 09/17/2018
Category: Accolades

Architecture Faculty Timothy Adekunle and Seth Holmes peer-reviewed article titled: “A Comparative Simulation of Thermal Performance in High-Rise Structural Timber Buildings ” was presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE) on September 12, 2018, in London, UK ( The peer-reviewed article was co-authored by Architecture Faculty Timothy Adekunle, Seth Holmes and Marialena Nikolopoulou (a Professor of Sustainable Architecture at the University of Kent, UK). The article presents a comparative study using whole‐building energy model simulation data to examine occupant comfort in high‐rise residential buildings constructed with cross‐laminated timber structures and operating without mechanical cooling or heating. The research focuses on a comparative simulation of thermal performance in high‐rise structural timber buildings. The study also discusses the influence of the cladding materials on the performance of the case study buildings. The simulation demonstrates that an envelope with more thermal mass, such as brick, helps minimize the maximum temperatures, while the size of the rooms and windows might increase the temperature range in the space. At the 2018 SDBE Conference, over 100 high-quality and peer-reviewed articles were presented during the two-day events by various scholars, architects, engineers, and researchers across the globe. The peer-reviewed article also featured in the book of abstracts and the conference proceedings.