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Masanori Shukuya is Professor at Department of Restoration Ecology and Built Environment and Graduate School of Environmental and Information Studies, Tokyo City University (TCU), Japan.
The ongoing projects at his Laboratory of Building Environment include: development of exergy evaluation methods for various built-environmental systems using low-exergy sources; experimental studies on human responses to actual built-environmental space with passive- and active-system designs; and the development of built-environmental education (preschool to university) for better knowledge transfer.
He has been actively involved in international research cooperation including participation in the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (ECBCS), and others. He was an Otto-Mønsted Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Denmark in 2008 and 2009.
Masanori Shukuya was awarded the prize of the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) for Research in 2001 for his remarkable achievement in exergy research on the built environment. He was also awarded the Prize of AIJ for Education in 2012 for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of architectural education with respect to the built-environmental systems to be in harmony with the global environmental system.
He has published Light and Heat in the Built Environment: An Approach by Numerical Simulation (1993), Seeking Symbiotic Architecture (1999), and Theory on Exergy and Environment (2004) in Japanese and many scientific papers in Japanese and English.
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