PhD project by Lyrian Daniel
Lyrian’s research is motivated by specific interests in thermal comfort, residential building performance simulation and related policy. Throughout her tertiary education, Lyrian has developed an awareness of the necessity of environmental, social and economically sustainable design. This has formed the basis of research projects that have culminated in publications and the receipt of research scholarships. Lyrian’s research is expected to contribute to the understanding of occupants’ expectations, preferences and thermoregulatory behaviour in atypical thermal environments in the context of regulatory pressure to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment.