Kenan Zhang

Research Associate

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

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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.


Li A.G., Wu C.J., Zhang K (2005) Testing and Investigation on Housing Indoor Air Pollution Caused by Decoration in Xi’an. In: 2005 Joint Academic Paper Collection in HVAC within five provinces of Northwest Region , 13-14 August 2005, Yinchuan City, Ningxia Province, China. (the First Prise Paper of the conference)

Li A.G. Zhang K, Wu C.J., (2005) Case Study on 16 Residents: Main Pollutions Existing in Housing Indoor Environment in Xi’an (in Chinese), Heating Dynamic and HVAC, 18(3), pp.135-141

Nan X.H, Li A.G, Cui C.R, Zhang K, Wang Y, Jones P, (2006) Case Study on Indoor Thermal Environment of an Apartment, In: International Conference of Architecture and Technology , 23 September 2006 , Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology, China.

Kenan Zhang,Joanne Patterson, Lin Liang (2012) The Flagship Effect – Sustainable School Projects as the Education Tool for Sustainability, Presented in: International Conference of WREC-Asia & SuDBE 2011 , 28-31 October 2011 , Chongqing, China. Published in: Journal of Chongqing University (English Edition) [ISSN 1671-8224], Vol 11(2).