CTBUH Announces Winners of 2023 International Research Seed Funding

Dr. Matthew Adams and Dr. Varuni Jayasooriya have been awarded the 2023 CTBUH International Research Seed Funding grant of $20,000, sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties.

Photo courtesy of CTBUH

Dr. Matthew Adams (Principal Investigator), assistant professor, and Dr. Varuni Jayasooriya, postdoctoral fellow, have been awarded the 2023 CTBUH International Research Seed Funding grant of $20,000, sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties.

Dr. Adams and Dr. Jayasooriya, both in the department of Geography, Geomatics, and Environment, at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, explore the thermal comfort and energy efficiency trends in non-uniform twin tower skyscrapers, and focus on the Absolute World Towers, in Mississauga, as a case study.

Dr. Adams (pictured above, left) and Dr. Jayasooriya (above, right), Photo courtesy of CTBUH

“The findings will contribute to the knowledge base of energy-efficient building design and offer strategies for optimizing occupant comfort while reducing heating energy demands in non-uniform twin tower skyscrapers,” said Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

“These insights hold implications for sustainable urban development, fostering the creation of harmonious and environmentally conscious built environments in cold climates.”

The CTBUH 2023 International Research Seed Funding Initiative is an aspect of the advancement of the CTBUH’s Research Division. The initiative was created to help researchers in developing projects and ideas to a level that can secure additional funding, in the form of collaborations and joint proposals in conjunction with the CTBUH.

You might also like