Dr Sepideh Korsavi
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Dr Sepideh Korsavi

Industrial Research Fellow - Energy Efficiency in Buildings

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

I am the Energy efficient buildings Industrial Research Fellow for the Low Carbon Devon project https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/sustainability-hub-low-carbon-devon. As part of the project, I aim to optimize building management systems and develop smart phone/tablet apps to facilitate occupants’ efficient adaptive behaviors, save energy and reduce carbon emission. The outcomes of this project encourage occupants to monitor their consumption and provide energy-saving points, recommendations, customized feedback, visualized user interface and attention triggers. The Sustainability Hub on campus at the University will be used as the initial pilot study and solutions will be later tested, implemented and disseminated to other businesses. Low Carbon Devon project will assist Devon enterprises developing building management systems to improve the control strategies and visual communication of their products. 


Qualifications

Oct 2016-

Oct 2020

PhD in Architectural Sciences and Built Environment

Full-Time Student- Coventry University, UK. Thesis Title: Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) and adaptive behaviours in Primary Schools in the UK.

Passed

Sep 2012-

Jan 2015

MSc in Sustainable Architecture

Full-Time Student - Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. Thesis Title: Designing a university library in Shiraz, focusing on daylighting design. Ranked: First

GPA:

18.32/20

Sep 2008-

Sep 2012

BSc in Architectural Engineering

Full-Time Student - Kashan University, Kashan, Iran. Thesis Title: Designing an airport terminal in Kashan, focusing on airports’ structures. Ranked: First

GPA:

17.91/20

Sep 2007-

Sep 2008

Pre-university Degree

 

Full-Time Student – Shaheed High school, Kashan, Iran.

Ranked: First

GPA:

19.20/20

Sep 2004-

Sep 2007

Diploma of Mathematics and Physics

Full-Time Student – Shaheed High school, Kashan, Iran.

Ranked: First

GPA:

19.35/20


Teaching interests

Sustainable and Climate-Responsive Architecture and Design

Energy Efficient Buildings and Design 

Passive House Projects

 Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), Thermal Comfort, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Visual Comfort

Research interests

I have been awarded a PhD degree in Architectural Sciences and Built Environment from Coventry University, UK. During my PhD, I have studied and analysed integrated aspects of Indoor Environment Quality (thermal environment, visual environment, indoor air quality) alongside occupants and their adaptive behaviours to find sustainable design solutions for occupant's overall comfort in buildings. I have linked my research to different aspects of indoor environment quality and deign mainly because I am interested to explore how science is applied in sustainable solutions and business world.  

I am particularly interested in Energy Efficient Buildings, Sustainable Design, Passive House Projects, Photovoltaic (PV) Panels, Clean Energies, Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), Thermal Comfort, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Visual Comfort, Occupants' Adaptive Behaviours and Post-occupancy Evaluation (POE).


Journals

Korsavi, S.S. and Montazami, A., Mumovic, D, 2020. The impact of Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) on Children’s Overall Comfort: A Regression Approach, Building and Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107309

Korsavi, S.S. and Montazami, A., Mumovic, D, 2020. Perceived Indoor Air Quality in UK Primary Schools: Impact of Environmental Variables and Thermal Sensation. Indoor Air. DOI: 10.1111/ina.12740

Korsavi, S.S. and Montazami, A., Mumovic, D, 2020. Ventilation Rates in UK Primary schools; Contextual, Occupant and Building-related (COB) Factors. Building and Environment, 181, p. 107061.

Korsavi, S.S., Montazami, A. and Mumovic, D., 2020. Indoor air quality (IAQ) in naturally-ventilated primary schools in the UK: Occupant-related factors. Building and Environment, 180, p.106992.

Korsavi, S.S. and Montazami, A., 2020. Children's thermal comfort and adaptive behaviours; UK primary schools during non-heating and heating seasons. Energy and Buildings, 214, p.109857. DOI:10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.109857

Korsavi, S.S. and Montazami, A., 2019. Developing a valid method to study adaptive behaviours with regard to IEQ in primary schools. Building and Environment, 153, pp.1-16.

Korsavi, S.S., Montazami, A. and Brusey, J., 2018. Developing a design framework to facilitate adaptive behaviours. Energy and Buildings, 179, pp.360-373.

Korsavi, S.S., Zomorodian, Z.S. and Tahsildoost, M., 2018. Energy and economic performance of rooftop PV panels in the hot and dry climate of Iran. Journal of Cleaner Production, 174, pp.1204-1214.

Korsavi, S.S., Zomorodian, Z.S. and Tahsildoost, M., 2016. Visual comfort assessment of daylit and sunlit areas: A longitudinal field survey in classrooms in Kashan, Iran. Energy and Buildings, 128, pp.305-318.

Zomorodian, Z.S., Korsavi, S.S. and Tahsildoost, M., 2016. The effect of window configuration on daylight performance in classrooms: A field and simulation study. Int. J. Architect. Eng. Urban Plan, 26(1), pp.15-24.

Danaeinia, A. and Korsavi, S.S., 2017. Techniques to carry weight loads and resist against bending in conical shells, cases in Kashan. Iran University of Science & Technology, 27(1), pp.9-18.

Korsavi, S. and Aliabadi, M., 2015. Geometry and Proportion of Conical Domes' Plans in Iran: Reviewing Case Studies. J Archit Eng Tech, 4(137), p.2.

Korsavi, S. and Maqhareh, M.R., 2014. The evolutionary process of diagrid structure towards architectural, structural and sustainability concepts: reviewing case studies. Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology, 3(2), pp.1-11.


Conference Papers

Montazami, A, Korsavi, S, and Howell, G, (2020), Occupants’ satisfaction in BREEAM Excellent Certified Buildings, The 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), New Zealand, 25-28 November 2020.

Korsavi, S.S. and Montazami, A., (2018). “Adaptive Behaviours and Occupancy Patterns in UK Primary Schools: Impacts on Comfort and Indoor Quality,” in Windsor Conference, Rethinking Comfort, pp. 627–639.

Korsavi, S.S., Montazami, A. and Zomorodian, Z.S., (2017), “Evaluating Thermal Environment and Thermal Comfort in Schools Located in Kashan-Iran in Mid-Seasons,” in Passive Low Energy Architecture: Design to Thrive, pp. 1163–1170.

Korsavi, S.S. Aliabadi, M (2014), Daylight Quality Affecting Library users' performance through Psychological and Physiological Effects. 2nd Iran Lighting Design International Conference. Iran, Tehran.

Korsavi, S.S. Aliabadi, M (2014), Daylighting Design by Daylight Metrics and Reflectivity of Surfaces, the Case of Libraries. 2nd Iran Lighting Design International Conference. Iran, Tehran.

Korsavi, S.S. Aliabadi, M (2014), Daylighting Design of Sunny Skies, the Case of Libraries. 2nd International Congress on Structure, Architecture and Urban Development. Iran, Tabriz.

Korsavi, S.S. Mehdizadeh, S. (2013), The earth and Ice-Pits Sustainable Architecture in Iran. The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment


Other academic activities

Conferences, Talks and Symposiums:

Presenting in Faculty Research Symposium 2017, Coventry University, 2017

Presenting in Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference, Design to Thrive, 2017

Presenting in Faculty Research Symposium 2018, Coventry University, 2018

Presenting in Windsor Conference, Rethinking Comfort, 2018

Presenting in the 2nd Lighting Design International Conference. Iran, Tehran, 2014


Additional information

Awards and Scholarships:

Winning Lanchester Trust Student Prize, Coventry University, UK, November 2020

Winning Postgraduate research mobility Fund, Coventry University, March 2019

Winning PhD Studentship in Coventry University, UK, September 2016

Winning PhD Studentship in Victoria University, New Zealand, September 2016

Winning the competition on design of a wall with recycled and waste materials, Shiraz University, Iran, 05/2013

Winning the competition on Cable Structures in Kashan University, 05/2012


Links

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sepideh_S_Korsavi

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sepideh-korsavi-8554891a1/

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0227-0253

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5cSubhcAAAAJ&hl=en

https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/sepideh-korsavi/

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57190283078