Victoria University (Facilities).
Stipend value in 2019
This PhD scholarship is for an industry project funded by Facilities Department at Victoria University.
The research will develop an integrated approach to optimise the operation of different mechanical and electrical systems in a building to maximise its energy efficiency and thermal comfort while ensuring the robustness of the operation.
Various mechanical/electrical system operation parameters will be considered, including temperature setpoint, night time setback, fan/pump start/stop schedule, lighting ON/OFF control, air flow rate, etc.
The outcomes of the research will improve the building operation performance and achieve additional energy savings, therefore creating benefits to VU and reducing VU's carbon footprint.
Required disciplinary background
- Mechanical engineering
- Building energy efficiency
- Building performance simulation
- Building energy management
- HVAC system control.