Date Posted
27 Jan 2017

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PhD Project
University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design

PhD in Mixed-use, Energy Efficient, Solar Communities

27 Jan 2017

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Position Description

PhD STUDENTSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN: Mixed-use, Energy Efficient, Solar Communities
The objective of this fully-supported four-year Ph.D. studentship is to develop novel Design Methodology of Mixed-use, Energy Efficient, Low Carbon, Solar Communities.
The duties of the successful candidate include the following:
Analysis of energy performance of mixed-use neighborhood patterns. Based on the analysis, developing an interactive design tool of solar optimized mixed-use neighborhoods for optimizing energy performance, in terms of energy consumption, potential energy generation and environmental footprints.
Candidate Selection Criteria
A number of skills are required to conduct this research including knowledge in energy simulations (or capability of developing proficiency in energy simulations), knowledge of basic building system design (building envelope, building mechanical systems, etc.) and computer programming. The following are essential conditions:
1. Be a new PhD student to the University of Calgary (i.e. not currently enrolled in a University of Calgary PhD program), beginning a doctoral program in May, July or September 2016.
2. Be of the highest caliber (GPA of at least 3.5/4.0, or equivalent, in their last two years of study).
Priority will be given to students with (1) a positive can-do attitude and willingness to work hard, (2) ability for team work, (3) a demonstrated knowledge in drawing tools such as AutoCAD, Scketchup, etc. and (4) experience in computer programing.
Industry candidates are most welcome. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are essential.

How to Apply

Please send applications and enquiries to Dr. Caroline Hachem-Vermette ( including: • A CV, including full details of all University course grades to date • Contact details for three academic or professional referees • A personal statement (750 words maximum) outlining your suitability for the work Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Project.

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