PhD students present at major sustainable architecture conference in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Presentation

The Liverpool School of Architecture was well-represented at the 34th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2018, which took place between the 10th and 12th of December at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Five papers were presented by LSA PhD students. Mohammad Alshenaifi (left) described his work on passive downdraft evaporative cooling systems while Mohammed Abuhussain (second left) discussed his study of adapting the Saudi Arabian Residential Buildings Energy Code for future climate change scenarios. Ali Al-Graiti (right) presented results from his research on the application of nanomaterials to improve the environmental performance of buildings. Ran Zhang (second right), who spent a year in the School on secondment from the Harbin Institute of Technology, considered her findings from a summertime survey of thermal comfort and adaptive behaviours in mixed-mode office buildings in Harbin. Finally, Nan Yang (not pictured), a PhD student at XJTLU, discussed redefining vernacular architecture in China through contemporary design and emerging technology.