Article published in Journal of Automation in Construction about “assessing the energy and daylighting impacts of human behavior with window shades”

Abstract Manual and automated blind controls are typically not included in energy and daylight simulation in part because there is no consensus in the research or practice communities about the way users operate manual blinds or override automated blinds. In order for blind use patterns to become part of energy and daylight simulation best practices,…

So proud to be recognized as a recipient of 2018 IALD Education Trust Award

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) announced the recipients of Education Trust scholarship for the 2018 school year.  According to the IALD official website “four students pursuing a career in lighting design and related fields stood out as leaders and innovators among their peers; and will each be receiving scholarships to help fund their…

A Conference Paper About Proposing a New Manual Blind Control Algorithm in 2017 IES Annual Conference, Portland OR.

Our recent conference paper about proposing a new manual control blind algorithm, entitled Blindswitch-2017, was presented in the 2017 IES Annual Conference paper in Portland, OR and published in the conference proceedings. The full paper can be downloaded from the link below: https://amirnezamdoost.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/updated_blindswitch-2017_final_nezamdoost_wymelenberg_reformat.pdf

Amir is presenting in 16th Annual International Radiance Workshop 2017

Amir Nezamdoost and Alen Mahic are going to present challenges and opportunities of incorporating LM-83 into building simulation in the 16th Annual International Radiance Workshop 2017 in Portland, Oregon. The presentation is available in Radiance online website: Challenges and Opportunities of Incorporating LM-83 Into Building Simulation

The Richard Kelly Grant 2016 was awarded to Amir

The Richard Kelly Grant was established by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 1980. The scholarship is granted to only one person (each year) from United States, Canada and Mexico who preserve and carry forth Richard Kelly’s ideals, enthusiasm and reverence for light. Applicant must demonstrate accomplishment as well as the potential…

Amir was selected as one of the SBSE Retreat 2017 Scholarship Recipients

The Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) provides up to six scholarships every year to support students with a keen interest in pursuing a future teaching position in environmental control systems or a closely related area of building science. The scholarships are aimed at graduate students with experience as a teaching assistant in an environmental…

Amir was selected as a Finalist of SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2017

Amir Nezamdoost was selected as one of three finalists to be awarded the Young Lighter of the Year 2017 at Lux Live Exhibition in London on November 2017. The Young Lighter of the Year is hold every year by The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and Society of Light and Lighting (SLL). In…

2017 SBSE Retreat – Oregon

CRAFT: Shaping Buildings, Ecologies, and Cities Silver Falls Cabin & Conference Center – Sublimity, Oregon Tuesday, July 25 – Friday, July 28, 2017 The 2017 retreat theme, CRAFT, focuses on tools, strategies, resources, and innovative design practices that we develop to inspire our students to create appropriate environments. CRAFT is purposely intended to have multiple…

Presenting “Annual Energy and Daylight Co-Simulation for More Accurate Representation of Shading Controls” in Buildings at Building Energy Simulation Forum (BESF) – Portland, Oregon

2017.08.16 Building Energy Simulation Forum Presentation – Ecotrust Portland   Annual Energy and Daylight Co-Simulation for More Accurate Representation of Electric Lighting and Shading Controls in Buildings Description: Shading controls are typically not included in energy modeling and often not considered in daylight modeling. Similarly, electric lighting is usually represented as a fixed schedule or…

New Conference Paper About Annual Climate-based Daylight Simulation

Amir Nezamdoost and Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg authored a paper about annual climate-based daylight simulation in 2015, named “A comparative study of spatial dayli area drawings with annual climate-based simulation using multiple manual blind control patterns, and point-in-time simulation.” It is now available in link below: DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE PAPER This paper was presented by…

Selected as a Scientific Committee member of PLEA 2017 Edinburgh

Amir Nezamdoost is selected as one of the scientific committee members of PLEA 2017 Edinburgh to review papers submitted to the conference.  PLEA stands for Passive Low Energy Architecture and is a global network that has led a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through its conferences since 1982. More information can be…

Article published in LEUKOS about examining daylight performance

A full length journal paper titled, “Revisiting the Daylit Area: Examining Daylighting Performance Using Subjective Human Evaluations and Simulated Compliance with the LEED Version 4 Daylight Credit,” by Amir Nezamdoost and Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg has been published in LEUKOS. The online first version can be found here. Abstract: The IES Lighting Measurement 83-12 Approved…

A Conference paper about Sustainable Construction Materials

If you are interested to learn about sustainable construction materials, below is the link to a conference paper that Amir Nezamdoost and colleagues published in 2013 in  3rd International Conference on Green Building Technology and Materials. DOWNLOAD THE PAPER!