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This talk presents research using building performance simulation and other methods to improve energy and environmental performance and human health in buildings and cities. Topics include improving modeling methods for urban context, stormwater, occupant behavior, and occupant views. Other topics include investigations into heat vulnerability at the building and city scale, as well as moisture and mold performance of buildings in future climates.
Dr. Samuelson is an Assistant Professor of Architectural Technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and co-head of the Master of Design in Energy and Environment program. Her research and teaching focuses on energy performance, occupant behavior, and health in buildings in a changing climate.
Among her authored and coauthored papers, she has contributed articles to Applied Energy, Journal of Environmental Management, Building and Environment, Energy and Buildings, and the Journal of Building Performance Simulation.
Prior to joining Harvard, Samuelson practiced full-time as an architect (2000-2007) and sustainable design consultant (2007-2008), and she prioritizes forging links between academia and the building industry. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon as well as a Master of Design and Doctorate from Harvard Graduate School of Design.