Simi Hoque

Biography

High performance design, construction, and operation of the built environment is critical to managing climate change and air pollution effects. My work focuses on modeling and analysis of buildings and urban infrastructure using a systems-based computational platform.

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Design Methods & Theories, University of California Berkeley, 2006
  • M.Arch., First Professional Design degree, University of California Berkeley, 2003
  • MS, Computational Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
  • BA, Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1996

Research Areas

Research Interests

Urban Metabolism, Climate Resilience, Thermal Comfort

Areas of Study

Academic Distinctions

Select Publications

  • Mostafavi, N., Gandara, F., and Hoque, S.* (2018). Predicting Water Consumption from Energy Data: Modeling the residential energy and water nexus in the Integrated Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool (IUMAT). Energy and Buildings. 158, 1683-1693.
  • ​Mostafavi, N., Shojaei, H.R., Beheshtian, A., and Hoque, S.* (2018). Residential Water Consumption Modeling in the Integrated Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool (IUMAT). Resources, Conservation, and Recycling. 131, 64-74.
  • Mostafavi, N., Farzinmoghadam, M., and Hoque, S.* (2017). Urban Residential Energy Consumption Modeling in the Integrated Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool (IUMAT). Building and Environment. 114(0), 429-442.
  • Hoque, S. and Weil, B. (2016). The relationship between comfort perceptions and academic performance in university classroom buildings. Journal of Green Building, 11(1), 108-117.
  • Hoque, S. and Iqbal, N. (2015). Building to Net Zero in a Developing World. Buildings, 5(1), 56-68.
  • ​Mostafavi, N., Farzinmoghadam, M., and Hoque, S.* (2014). A Framework for Integrated Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool (IUMAT). Building and Environment, 82(0), 702-712. ​
  • Beauregard, S., Fisette, P. Weil, B. and Hoque, S.* (2014). Is Boston Building Better: An evaluation of green building policy. Journal of Green Building, 9(3), 131-150.
  • Mostafavi, N., Farzinmoghadam, M., and Hoque, S.* (2013). Envelope Retrofit Analysis using eQuest, IESVE Revit Plug-in and Green Building Studio: a University Dormitory Case Study. Journal of Sustainable Energy, 1-20. ​
  • Mostafavi, N., Farzinmoghadam, M., Weil, B., and Hoque, S.* (2013). Integrated Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool (IUMAT). Urban Policy and Research, 1-17.

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