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Sustainable buildings

Professor Jordan Clark's research addresses the physical processes affecting energy consumption, thermal environments, and air quality in sustainable buildings. His recent work has focused on looking at how we might leverage the recent explosion in sensing technology, communication, and data analytics capabilities to optimize heating, ventilation and air-conditioning devices and create smarter, more energy-efficient, healthy buildings.  This includes the development of energy and airflow simulation tools to quantify the efficacy of ventilation control strategies in homes with “smart ventilation” and investigations into low-cost particulate matter sensors for integration into smart building control systems.

Dr. Clark's other research interests include development of next-generation mechanical equipment to reduce the amount of energy end use and carbon generation attributable to building operation, including work on membrane-based chemical air conditioning and low-flow high-capture kitchen ventilation technology.