Masih Alavy

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Background

Sessional Instructor at University of Toronto (CIV380: Sustainable Energy Systems), and Part-time instructor at Seneca College (HVAC)

Research Interests

My research and main areas of expertise focus on sustainable and healthy buildings, ventilation, building energy simulation, and design of alternative energy system. In my PhD, I particularly focus on further development of a novel approach to measure ventilation rates in building using signal processing approaches. I too focus on residential indoor air quality improvements.

Projects

Filtration Performance
Signal Processing and Ventilation
Residential HVAC Systems

Publications


Alavy M, Li T, Siegel JA. 2020. Energy use in residential buildings: Analyses of high-efficiency filters and HVAC fans. Energy & Buildings, 209, Article 109697. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109697 | Summary | Residential HVAC Systems

Alavy M, Siegel JA. 2020. In-situ effectiveness of residential HVAC filters. Indoor Air, 30(1), 156-166. DOI: 10.1111/ina.12617 | Summary | Filtration Performance

Li T, Alavy M, Siegel JA. 2019. Measurement of residential HVAC runtime. Building and Environment, 150, 99-107. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.01.004 | Summary | Residential HVAC Systems

Alavy M, Siegel JA. 2019. IAQ and energy implications of high efficiency filters in residential buildings: A review (RP-1649). Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 25(3), 261-271. DOI: 10.1080/23744731.2018.1526012 | Summary | Filtration Performance

Alavy M, Li T, Siegel JA. 2019. Exploration of a long-term measurement approach for air exchange rate. Building and Environment, 144, 474-481. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.08.051 | Summary | Signal Processing and Ventilation

Collins D, Hems R, Zhou S, Alavy M, Siegel JA, Abbatt J. 2018. Evidence for gas-surface equilibrium control of indoor nitrous acid. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(21), 12419-12427. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b04512 | Summary | Indoor Chemistry

Li T, Alavy M, Zhang A, Siegel JA. 2019. IAQ and Energy Implications of High Efficiency Filters in Residential Buildings. Final Report for RP-1649. ASHRAE. 644 pp.
Collins D, Hems R, Zhou S, Wang C, Alavy M, Siegel J, Abbatt J. (2018). Insights on the Multiphase Chemistry of Indoor Trace Gases and Aerosols . Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 208.
Alavy M, Li T, Siegel, JA. (2018) Long-term Air Exchange Rates in a Residence. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 751.
Alavy M, Li T, Mahdavi A, Siegel, JA. (2018) In-situ Integrated Filter Efficiency Measurement. ASHRAE Conference Paper HO-18-C012.
Alavy M, Siegel J. 2016. In-situ integrated HVAC filter efficiency. Indoor Air 2016: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 1033.

Scholarships

  • NSERC CGSD3
  • ASHRAE Graduate Student Grant-in-aid
  • Eleanor Cate Allen Fellowship
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Personal Web Site:  www.masihalavy.com


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