Energy and Seismic Retrofit of Buildings

In Canada, being one of the coldest countries in the world, buildings consume about 40% of national energy demand and in the western part of the country, particularly on Vancouver Island, many buildings do not meet current seismic code requirements. Hence, simultaneous building energy and seismic retrofit options can produce significant savings for building occupants and also help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, earthquake damage potential and associated environmental impacts. Retrofitting existing buildings for enhanced energy efficiency and seismic resistance has many unique engineering, economic, as well as environmental challenges which can be addressed only through adequate strategic research and planning. The proposed research project will work on the engineering, economic and environmental challenges, and benefits of simultaneous energy and seismic retrofit of existing buildings.

Faculty Supervisor:

Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya


Milad Mahmoodzadeh




Engineering - mechanical


Construction and infrastructure




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