Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
Marianne Touchie is an Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and Director of the Building Energy and Indoor Environment Lab.
Dr. Touchie’s research team focuses on improving the energy performance and indoor environmental quality of existing buildings to make them more comfortable, healthy and sustainable through comprehensive retrofits. This work includes field monitoring of building energy performance and indoor environmental parameters as well as occupant behaviours and perceptions through surveys. Much of her research has been in the high-rise residential sector and particularly social housing buildings.
Dr. Touchie is also the President of the Building Science Specialist Board of Canada and the former Chair of ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 2.1 of Physiology and Human Environment.
As Canada grapples with an ongoing housing crisis, the need for more housing particularly in cities is becoming increasingly apparent. To effectively address this challenge, Canada needs to focus on constructing more...