Hoque, Simi T.
Assistant Professor, Building Systems
simih ‘at’ eco.umass.edusimih(at)eco.umass.edu
Dr. Hoque teaches environmental systems and sustainable design principles. Her research area is energy efficiency in the built environment. She specializes in building energy modeling and optimization. More recently, she is investigating the parameters that influence indoor environmental comfort for institutional settings and how these parameters impact learning. Research on urban metabolism modeling is ongoing in collaboration with Regional and Urban Planning and UMass facilities planning.
Dr. Hoque is a member of the American Society of Heating, Cooling, and Air Conditioning Engineers and the Boston chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Before her appointment to the ECO faculty in 2008, Hoque was a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At that time she was a consulting mechanical engineer at Norian/Siani Engineering, Inc. in Waltham, MA.
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ANALYSIS: Energy modeling and quantitative evaluation of residential and light commercial buildings, focusing specifically on low-income housing and upgrading options for energy efficiency in existing building stock.
- ENERGY USER IMPACTS AND INFLUENCES: Sociological and qualitative analysis of residential consumer behavior for energy conservation strategies.
- ENERGY PERFORMANCE TOOLS: Assessment of building and urban performance analysis modeling software. Comparison of simulation tools to evaluate precision and accuracy of results.
- Energy and Buildings (Building Physics 1, cross-listed with Architecture) – Fall
- Building Energy and Environmental Systems (Building Physics 3, cross-listed with Architecture) – Spring
- Sustainable Indoor Environmental Systems (BCT 311, 2 credits) – Spring
Mostafavi, N. and Hoque, S. Retrofit Analysis using eQuest and VE-Ware: a University Dormitory Case Study. International Journal of Sustainable Energy. [submitted]
Mostafavi, N., Farzinmoghadam, M., and Hoque, S. Urban Metabolism Analysis Tool (IUMAT). Urban Policy and Research. [accepted for publication]
Hoque, S. Low Energy Design: An evaluation of a vacation home in Panama. BESS-SB13 Conference, Pomona, California. [accepted for publication]
Hoque, S. and Griffith, K. Evolving Computational Design in the Architecture Studio: An examination of scripted creativity. BTES 2013 conference: Tectonics of Teaching, Bristol, RI. [accepted for publication]
Krem, M., Hoque, S., Arwade, S., and Brena, S. (2013) Structural Configuration and Building Energy Performance. Journal of Architectural Engineering. 19(1), 29-40.
Krem, M., Hoque, S., and Arwade, S. (2012). Effect of built form configuration on energy and structural performance of skyscraper buildings. In Proceedings of the Building Enclosure Science and Technology Conference. Atlanta, GA: National Institute of Building Sciences.
Damery, D., Webb, J., Danylchuk, A., and Hoque, S. (2012). In Design and Nature VI by S. Hernandez and C.A. Brebbia (eds.) Southampton, UK: WIT Press. pp. 87‐93.
Berkland, S. and Hoque, S. (2012). In Proceedings of the ACEEE 2012 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington, D.C.: American Council for an Energy‐Efficient Economy.
Hoque, S. (2012). Building Energy Simulation Tools for Retrofitting Residential Structures. Journal of Energy Engineering.
Hoque S., Webb, J., and Danylchuk, A. (2012). Building Integrated Aquaculture: can holistic designs increase system efficiencies and make recirculating aquaculture more successful in the northeastern United States? ASHRAE Journal.
Fiocchi, C., Hoque, S., and Shahadat, M. (2011). Climate Responsive Design and the Milam Residence. Sustainability Journal. Vol. 3. No. 11, 2289-2306.
Beauregard, S, Berkland, S, and Hoque, S. (2011). Ever Green: An Post-Occupancy Building Performance Analysis of LEED Certified Homes in New England. The Journal of Green Building. Vol. 6. No. 4. 138-145.
Fiocchi, C. and Hoque, S. (2011). Sustaining Modernity: An Analysis of a Modern Masterpiece, The Gropius House. Proceedings for the 13th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology, 10-13 May, Winnipeg, Canada.
Kingsley, R. and Hoque, S. (2011). Using Animation and Hypermedia to Spur the Energy Retrofit Market. ASCE Proceedings for the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction. 23-25 March, Kansas City, MO.
Hoque, S. (2010). Borrowers, Bricoleurs, and Builders. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
Hoque, S. (2010). Zero Energy Homes in New England. Journal of Green Building, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 79-90.
Reed, T., Clouston, P., Hoque, S., and Fisette, P. (2010). An Analysis of LEED and BREEAM Assessment Methods for Educational Institutions. Journal of Green Building, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 132-154.
Harb, R. and Hoque, S. (2009). No Fossil Fuels Here. Northeast Sun, No. 4, pp. 14-17.
Hoque, S. and Moore, E. (2009). Floodspace: Case Studies in Adapting to Climate Change-Related Flooding in Bangladesh. International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 27-36.
Hoque, S. (2009). An Evaluation of Two Net Zero Energy Case Study Homes in the Northeastern United States. Proceedings for the International Seminar on Theorizing Sustainable Building Design, 12-13 August, Lancashire UK.
Hoque, S. and Sharma, A. (2009). Tools for sustainable development: A comparison of building performance simulation tools. In C.A. Brebbia, N. Jovanovic, & E. Tiezzi (Eds.), Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards (pp. 53-64). Southampton UK: WIT Press.
Hoque, S. (2009). Borrowers, Bricoleurs and Builders of Architectural Knowledge. ACSA Proceedings for the 25th Annual Conference on the Beginning Design Student, 12-14 March, Baton Rouge, LA pp. 87-92.
Hoque, S. (2008). LEED certifiable vs. LEED certified. In www.greenerbuildings.com
Hoque, S. (2007). “Transculturation and Translation.” In J. Wampler (Ed.), Conversations of the Design Process (pp. 48-51). Cambridge MA: MIT.
Last updated May 13, 2013 by simih