Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings

Helen Brennek is a M. Eng candidate in the UBC Clean Energy Engineering program working with Dr. Eric Mazzi.  She has a B.E.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, and a varied background with past experiences in nuclear safety compliance, city infrastructure, and biomechanical engineering for international women’s health.  Her project work in collaboration with Recollective Consulting involves collecting, consolidating, and analysing building data to look for trends in modeled energy performance in relation to building energy systems. The goal of the project is to kick off a database which Recollective will use to determine best/common practices in energy efficient MURB design throughout the lower mainland, and to benchmark new projects against past work completed.
Helen enjoys the outdoors and is has a keen interest in the relationships between humans and technology. She is a past chapter President and Return Junior Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada.

Project Title: Design of Multi-Unit Residential Buildings for Energy Efficiency

Supervisor: Dr. Eric Mazzi

 Research Interests: Energy Policy, Clean Energy Technologies, Sustainable Building Sciences and Community Development