Lecture Series: Dr Bridget Ogwezi

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Reactive building skin for hot-humid climates

Date: Wednesday 9th November 2022, 1.00pm Reilly Room 

Introduced by Dr Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi

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Maintaining thermal comfort in buildings can be a very energy intensive effort which is a contributor to the current climate crisis.

Hot and humid climates present a challenging environment to satisfy using passive methods. I’d like to share with you one way we devised to tackle this problem, by harnessing the power of materials and building on a natural precedent.

The outcome was a reactive façade element that can help improve thermal comfort in hot and humid climates without using any energy.

Biography: Dr Bridget Ogwezi, Senior Academic Development Manager at ANSYS UK

Bridget Ogwezi is part of the Ansys Academic team and supports engineering education in universities in North America and the UK.  She holds a B.Eng in Civil Engineering from the University of Surrey. She has an Engineering Doctorate from the Technologies for a Sustainable Built Environment Centre at the University of Reading while working with the BuroHappold Engineering facades team in London.

Building on her background, she uses her role in Ansys to support and work collaboratively with educators in civil engineering, architecture and sustainability courses.