Background and activities

The PhD project is funded by the Research Centre of Zero Emission Neighborhood and collaborates closely with international research centres and communities.  The primary objective of the PhD project is to develop cost-effective residential concepts which can successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to the life cycle of buildings, with a particular interest in the operating energy use and production stages.   Herein, research activities primarily focus on humid subtropical and tropical zones according to Koppen-Geiger classification. The ongoing collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University is based on research related to self-sufficient, off-grid modular house concepts that are suitable for developing or unelectrified rural regions.