Marianne Touchie

Background

Marianne Touchie joined the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in July 2016 and is jointly appointed in the Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.  She completed her BASc (2009) and PhD (2014) in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto.  Upon completion of her PhD, Marianne became the Building Research Manager at the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Touchie’s research focuses on improving the energy performance and indoor environmental quality of existing buildings to make them more comfortable, healthy and sustainable through comprehensive retrofits.  This work includes monitoring and characterizing building energy performance, environmental parameters and occupant perceptions to determine the influence of potential retrofit approaches, both active and passive.  Much of her research has been in the multi-unit residential sector and particularly social housing buildings.

Dr. Touchie is also President of the Building Science Specialist Board of Canada and  Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.1 Physiology and Human Environment.

My Research Website

http://beie.mie.utoronto.ca

Education and Designations

PhD Civil Engineering (2014) University of Toronto
BASc Civil Engineering (2009) University of Toronto

 

Research Interests

Building science

Building energy use

Indoor environmental quality

Thermal comfort

Energy modelling

Building environmental monitoring

Building retrofits

Occupant behavior

Heat pump technology

Low-energy buildings

Publications

Teaching

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
CIV375HFall 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV575H
Fall 2019Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV1240H
Winter 2020Thursday14:0017:000101
MIE507HScheduled by the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

News Mentions

Indigenous leaders, U of T researchers look to build collaborations grounded in understanding and reciprocity

The Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) Forum recently brought together Indigenous leaders and U of T researchers to underscore the importance of a Two-Eyed Seeing approach — the bridging of expertise of both Indigenous communities and faculty — to create sustainable infrastructure solutions for Indigenous communities across Canada. Presenters included Elder Whabagoon, co-founder of Nikibii Dawadinna… Read more »

Professors Tracey Galloway and Chris Beck in one of the planes used to transport food, supplies and passengers to remote Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario. (Photo courtesy of Chris Beck)

Reconciliation through Engineering Initiative to improve transportation and housing in Indigenous communities

Mitigating indoor mould and optimizing air transportation in Northern Ontario are the first two collaborative projects between Indigenous community leaders and U of T researchers to get underway through the Reconciliation Through Engineering Initiative (RTEI). Launched last December by the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN), RTEI will ultimately identify six projects to improve access to… Read more »

U of T CECA/NECA Competes in the 2018 Green Energy Challenge

Aiming to best their third place honours received last year, the University of Toronto student chapter of the Canadian/National Electrical Contractors Association (CECA/NECA) is competing in the 2018 ELECTRI International/NECA Green Energy Challenge. Leading up to the Green Energy Challenge, the team has hosted several events to spread awareness about sustainable buildings among U of… Read more »

Contact

Marianne Touchie
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

 

Office: GB314B

Tel: 416-978-5919
Fax: 416-978-6813

marianne.touchie@utoronto.ca

beie.mie.utoronto.ca