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The Building Science Centre of Excellence (BSCE) provides advanced research and educational support to the construction industry in the areas of material property measurements and characterizations; hygro-thermal modeling and measurements of building envelope systems; and integrated analysis of whole-building performance.

The BSCE has developed a comprehensive building optimization and decision-making tool that integrates whole-building simulation, risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis with the objective of designing a building that is energy efficient, durable, economical, environmentally friendly, and provides comfortable and healthy indoor air quality to occupants.

The Centre uses computer models, experimental investigations and field monitoring to develop and study high performing building enclosures from the perspective of energy efficiency, inhabitant comfort and durability.