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Kokogiannakis, Georgios Doctor

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Primary Group - Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My broader research aims to the development of tools and technologies that will lead to improved built environments that reduce the impacts on the energy resources and the environment, while providing healthy and comfortable indoor spaces for the occupants.

    I am particularly interested in the development and validation of whole building energy simulation programs that enable a rigorous quantification of metrics associated with the above aim.

    My research projects and activities also included research on developing and embedding IoT devices in buildings to enable a better understanding of building operations at high spatial and temporal resolutions.

    Finally, some additional generic areas/technologies that excite my curiosity are: Green roofs and living walls; Phase Change Materials (PCMs); building integrated renewable energy systems; smart ventilation systems; and the development of calculation methodologies for improved building energy regulations (e.g. to enable innovative technologies to gain credits in building energy certification schemes).

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • In July 2018 ASBEC and ClimateWorks Australia released their report: <em><a href="http://www.asbec.asn.au/research-items/built-perform/" title="Built to Perform: An Industry Led Pathway to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Built to Perform: An Industry Led Pathway to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code</a></em>. The report presents the findings of the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory project, an industry-led effort to support long-term improvements to the energy requirements of the National Construction Code.<br /> <br />Built to Perform was produced with the support of the <a href="http://lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/research/program-3-engaged-communities/sp0016-building-code-energy-performance-trajectory-project-2" title="Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living</em></a>, the RACV and dozens of building industry and government partners. The project was delivered in partnership with CSIRO, Energy Action, Strategy Policy Research and the <em><a href="https://sbrc.uow.edu.au/index.html" title="Sustainable Buildings Research Centre" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sustainable Buildings Research Centre</a></em> at the University of Wollongong, with oversight by ASBEC’s Building Code Task Group.<br /><br />The report recommends that the States, Territories and the Commonwealth:<br /><ol><li>Commit to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code, as part of a transition to net zero carbon new buildings by 2030. This would mean setting energy efficiency targets, and introducing net energy targets.</li><li>Deliver a step change in the energy requirements in the 2022 Code, with a strong focus on residential, and a further incremental increase in non-residential requirements.</li><li>Expand the scope of the Code and progress complementary measures, to prepare for future sustainability challenges and opportunities, including health, peak demand, maintainability, electric vehicles and embodied carbon.</li></ol><br />The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre was a key contributor to the project by completing an extensive number of building energy simulations for the project for numerous design changes to three defined archetype buildings (an apartment, an attached townhouse, and a detached standalone house) across four Australian climate zones. Please find a link to the <em>Built to Perform</em> report <a href="http://www.asbec.asn.au/research-items/built-perform/" title="Built to Perform: An Industry Led Pathway to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. The full Final Technical Report containing the evidence supporting the <em>Built to Perform,</em> is currently being compiled by the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory project partners, and includes the University of Wollongong building energy simulation results, and will be released in August 2018.

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Building performance simulation: Topics include research on advancing the state-of-the-art on the available tools and numerical methods for better understanding the complexities of the built environment.
    • Monitoring of building energy performance: Topics include analysis of building performance with in-situ measurements and with prescribed lab methodologies.
    • Internet of Things, Big Data and smart buildings: The specific area focuses on taking advantage the recent innovations of low cost sensors and the advances in computational data analytics to evaluate issues surrounding the built environment.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Evaluation Methods for the Effectiveness of Retrotits in Residential Buildings McDowell, Clayton
    Doctor of Philosophy Development, Modelling and Optimisation of High-Temperature Photovoltaic Thermal Systems Fan, Wenke
    Doctor of Philosophy Develop Building Energy Modelling Techniques to Optimise Energy Retrofit Measures in Residential Buildings Carratt, Anneleise
    Doctor of Philosophy Smart Energy System Modelling for Commercial and Residential Buildings Awan, Muhammad Bilal

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My broader research aims to the development of tools and technologies that will lead to improved built environments that reduce the impacts on the energy resources and the environment, while providing healthy and comfortable indoor spaces for the occupants.

    I am particularly interested in the development and validation of whole building energy simulation programs that enable a rigorous quantification of metrics associated with the above aim.

    My research projects and activities also included research on developing and embedding IoT devices in buildings to enable a better understanding of building operations at high spatial and temporal resolutions.

    Finally, some additional generic areas/technologies that excite my curiosity are: Green roofs and living walls; Phase Change Materials (PCMs); building integrated renewable energy systems; smart ventilation systems; and the development of calculation methodologies for improved building energy regulations (e.g. to enable innovative technologies to gain credits in building energy certification schemes).

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • In July 2018 ASBEC and ClimateWorks Australia released their report: <em><a href="http://www.asbec.asn.au/research-items/built-perform/" title="Built to Perform: An Industry Led Pathway to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Built to Perform: An Industry Led Pathway to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code</a></em>. The report presents the findings of the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory project, an industry-led effort to support long-term improvements to the energy requirements of the National Construction Code.<br /> <br />Built to Perform was produced with the support of the <a href="http://lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/research/program-3-engaged-communities/sp0016-building-code-energy-performance-trajectory-project-2" title="Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living</em></a>, the RACV and dozens of building industry and government partners. The project was delivered in partnership with CSIRO, Energy Action, Strategy Policy Research and the <em><a href="https://sbrc.uow.edu.au/index.html" title="Sustainable Buildings Research Centre" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sustainable Buildings Research Centre</a></em> at the University of Wollongong, with oversight by ASBEC’s Building Code Task Group.<br /><br />The report recommends that the States, Territories and the Commonwealth:<br /><ol><li>Commit to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code, as part of a transition to net zero carbon new buildings by 2030. This would mean setting energy efficiency targets, and introducing net energy targets.</li><li>Deliver a step change in the energy requirements in the 2022 Code, with a strong focus on residential, and a further incremental increase in non-residential requirements.</li><li>Expand the scope of the Code and progress complementary measures, to prepare for future sustainability challenges and opportunities, including health, peak demand, maintainability, electric vehicles and embodied carbon.</li></ol><br />The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre was a key contributor to the project by completing an extensive number of building energy simulations for the project for numerous design changes to three defined archetype buildings (an apartment, an attached townhouse, and a detached standalone house) across four Australian climate zones. Please find a link to the <em>Built to Perform</em> report <a href="http://www.asbec.asn.au/research-items/built-perform/" title="Built to Perform: An Industry Led Pathway to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. The full Final Technical Report containing the evidence supporting the <em>Built to Perform,</em> is currently being compiled by the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory project partners, and includes the University of Wollongong building energy simulation results, and will be released in August 2018.

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Building performance simulation: Topics include research on advancing the state-of-the-art on the available tools and numerical methods for better understanding the complexities of the built environment.
    • Monitoring of building energy performance: Topics include analysis of building performance with in-situ measurements and with prescribed lab methodologies.
    • Internet of Things, Big Data and smart buildings: The specific area focuses on taking advantage the recent innovations of low cost sensors and the advances in computational data analytics to evaluate issues surrounding the built environment.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Evaluation Methods for the Effectiveness of Retrotits in Residential Buildings McDowell, Clayton
    Doctor of Philosophy Development, Modelling and Optimisation of High-Temperature Photovoltaic Thermal Systems Fan, Wenke
    Doctor of Philosophy Develop Building Energy Modelling Techniques to Optimise Energy Retrofit Measures in Residential Buildings Carratt, Anneleise
    Doctor of Philosophy Smart Energy System Modelling for Commercial and Residential Buildings Awan, Muhammad Bilal