I am a Building Physics and Liveability researcher with interests in the areas of housing stock energy modelling for optimising sustainable bioclimatic design over the time frame of climate change projections. Specifically, I am looking at Sustainable ‘Healthy Ageing’ resilient to climate change and energy transition to net zero, aiming to make a real difference in providing a safe and comfortable indoor environment at least costs (energy) for older people with and without dementia living in care homes.
I was awarded my PhD at Sheffield School of Architecture in 2019, having previously completed a B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering at Hanyang University in South Korea and MSc in Sustainable Architectural Studies at Sheffield School of Architecture.
Following the completion of the ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020-21, I worked on a knowledge exchange project to co-produce an environmental performance guidelines framework for care homes fit for the future. Currently, as an AXA postdoctoral fellow, I am looking at ‘renovating care homes fit for the future: balancing indoor heat stress risk mitigation with net zero ready by 2050, funded by AXA Fellowships. This project will develop innovative and reliable modelling methods and tools to identify effective space cooling measures that will mitigate indoor heat stress risk in care homes while meeting the target of net zero CO2 emission by 2050.
- Quantifying climate change impacts on built environments
- Computational modelling of urban micro-environments
- Housing stock energy modelling
- Bioclimatic Design with climate change
- Modelling thermal comfort
Yi C, Childs C, Peng C, Robinson D, Thermal comfort modelling of older people living in care homes: An evaluation of heat balance, adaptive comfort, and thermographic methods. Building and Environment. 207 Part B 108550, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108550
Yi C, Peng C, An archetype-in-neighbourhood framework for modelling cooling energy demand of a city’s housing stock. Energy and Buildings. 196 1, pp. 30-45, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.05.015
Yi C, Peng C, Correlating cooling energy use with urban microclimate data for projecting future peak cooling energy demands: Residential neighbourhood in Seoul. Sustainable Cities and Society. 35, pp. 645-659, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2017.09.016
Yi C, Peng C, Microclimate change outdoor and indoor coupled simulation for passive building adaptation design. Procedia Computer Science. 32, pp.691-698, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.478
Peng C, Yi C, Climate change simulation for intelligent green building adaptation design. 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid (IGBSG). pp.1-5, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/IGBSG.2014.6835172