Background and activities
Changying Xiang is a PhD Research Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture and Design at NTNU, a member of the Light & Colour Centre, NTNU, and a member of the strategy research group NTNU Energy Team Solar, a member of the Energy & Environment Group, NTNU, a professional Member of International Solar Energy Society. In 2018, he joined the Faculty of Architecture and Design at NTNU as a 100% employee. His current research focuses on developing architectural methods for facade integrated photovoltaics in the urban context- a promising way to apply clean energy in the built environment and to reduce GHG emission for sustainable development. Besides, he also takes teaching duty in the department for Master level courses AAR4620-Architectural Design with Light and Colour, AAR4850-Light and Lighting.
His research interests include Solar architecture, zero-energy building, Zero-emission Neighbourhood, colour in architecture, daylight in architecture, architectural theories, sustainable urban design, etc. His PhD project ‘Building Façade Integrated Photovoltaic-Architectural methods in urban context’ is funded by the Norwegian Research Center for Sustainable Solar Cell Technology (SuSolTech) and the Research Council of Norway. This research project has close interdisciplinary cooperation with the Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods (ZEN) in Smart Cities in NTNU, Norwegian Foundation for Industrial and Technical Research (SINTEF), and the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE).
With a background in architectural design and sustainable architecture, he has professional architectural working experience in both China and Denmark before moving to Norway. He is also a member of the Norwegian Union of Architects (AFAG) and a member of National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL).
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2021) The impact of surface properties on photovoltaics' colour angular sensitivity: A comparison study for façade integration. Color Research and Application. vol. 46 (3).
- (2021) Pixelization approach for façade integrated coloured photovoltaics-with architectural proposals in city context of Trondheim, Norway. Solar Energy. vol. 224.
- (2019) Facade Integrated Photovoltaic, state of the art of Experimental Methodology. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352 (1).
- (2021) A State of the Art of Design Criteria for Façade Integrated Photovoltaics. European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition 2021 ; 2021-09-06 - 2021-09-10.
- (2021) Aesthetic Evaluation of Facade Integrated Coloured Photovoltaics Designs-an International Online Survey. 14th Congress of the International Color Association (AIC) 2021 . AIC; Milano. 2021-08-30 - 2021-09-03.
- (2021) Aesthetic Evaluation Criteria for Façade Integrated Photovoltaics in Urban Context. European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition 2021 . EU PVSEC; Digital. 2021-09-06 - 2021-09-10.
- (2020) The Impact of Surface Properties on Photovoltaics’ Colour Angular Sensitivity- A Comparison Study for Facade Integration. AIC2020 Natural Colours -- Digital Colours ; 2020-11-20 - 2020-11-27.
- (2020) Aesthetic Evaluation Criteria for Façade Integrated PVs in Urban Context. FME SUSOLTECH - ANNUAL MEETING 2020 . FEM SUSOLTECH; 2020-08-19 - 2020-08-19.
- (2019) Facade Integrated Photovoltaic, state of the art of Experimental Methodology. Nordic ZEB+ ; 2019-11-06 - 2019-11-07.