Welsh School of Architecture staff

Kenan Zhang

SOLCER Research Associate, LCRI
Kenan Zhang
Address Bute Building,
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3NB
Email ZhangK3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone 029 2087 5973
Fax 029 2087 4623


  • Work within a team of staff at the WSA focussing on the implementation and assessment of low carbon systems within the built environment.
  • Undertake assessment of performance of low carbon systems within the built environment using appropriate measurement and prediction techniques.
  • Collaborate closely with Solcer partners from other Universities and industry to assist with key activities to ensure that targets set within the research project are achieved.
  • Review and synthesise existing research literature within the field.
  • Publish in appropriate high quality peer reviewed national and international journals.
  • Present research at national and international conferences/meetings as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain local networks nationally and internationally in support of low carbon research.
  • Provide guidance to other staff and students within specialist area, including supervising and assessing undergraduate projects.
  • Participate in knowledge-transfer activities, including collaborative meetings with other research groups.
  • Develop further knowledge and understanding within the field/specialism, transforming and applying knowledge to research.
  • Contribute to the development of future proposals for external funding of research.
Research Interest

Kenan's work on low carbon built environment has been varied and wide ranging. It has encompassed theoretical and monitoring explorations of indoor air quality and thermal environment of energy efficient and low carbon buildings, the design of HVAC systems which involve renewable energy for both new built and retrofitted buildings, and detailed evaluations of the fabric and services performance of domestic buildings.

Her most recent research focuses on understanding the performance of emerged low carbon technologies at different scales, as well as the relationships among supply, storage and demand to achieve the optimal systemic efficiency and carbon reductions.