Shuoqi Wang

Shuoqi Wang
University of Washington Seattle | UW · Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Dr. Shuoqi Wang is a postdoctoral research associate in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. His research interest includes system reliability and resilience in civil infrastructure, as well as healthy buildings and indoor environment quality assessment. He is experienced in post-hurricane electric power network recovery modeling, data management, and geospatial fragility analysis. He has also been involved in several indoor environment quality and indoor air quality assessment investigations for buildings owned by the university and by a city government. He is a certified Fitwel Ambassador.

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Publications (23)
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Purpose The paper aims to develop a particle matter (PM 2.5 ) prediction model for open-plan office space using a variety of data sources. Monitoring of PM 2.5 levels is not widely applied in indoor settings. Many reliable methods of monitoring PM 2.5 require either time-consuming or expensive equipment, thus making PM 2.5 monitoring impractical fo...
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Although the exposure to PM2.5 has serious health implications, indoor PM2.5 monitoring is not a widely applied practice. Regulations on the indoor PM2.5 level and measurement schemes are not well established. Compared to other indoor settings, PM2.5 prediction models for large office buildings are particularly lacking. In response to these challen...
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A case study was undertaken on one floor of a multi-floor office building in Seattle, WA. Its aim was to offer a straight-forward example for facilities managers, administrators, and researchers alike wishing to perform systematic, naturalistic, mixed-methods research in office spaces that have recently been retrofitted. Changes were made to the fl...
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The air quality inside airport terminal buildings is a lesser studied area compared to ambient air quality at the airport. The contribution of outdoor particulate matter (PM), aircraft traffic, and passenger traffic to indoor PM concentration is not well understood. Using the largest airport in Southeast Asia as the study site (extends 17.9 square...
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The air quality inside airport terminal buildings is a lesser studied area compared to ambient air quality at the airport. The contribution of outdoor particles, aircraft traffic, and passenger traffic to indoor particle concentration is not well understood. The objective of this paper is to conduct a preliminary analysis to examine the mass concen...
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In order to meet renewable energy goals in the near future, the deployment of photovoltaic (PV) panels on buildings will dramatically increase. The objective of this paper is to introduce an improved design for PV cladding systems that will greatly contribute to meeting these renewable energy goals. Typically, building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV...
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Recent disruptions of communities due to natural hazard events such as hurricanes and earthquakes have led to increased calls for improved resiliency of the built environment. The "built environment" denotes constructed facilities such as buildings and bridges, as well as infrastructure systems such as power delivery, transportation roadways, and w...
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Healthy building design guides are cogent and necessary. While elements that contribute to healthy buildings are multifactorial, the perception of sound versus noise is subjective and difficult to operationalize. To inform the commissioning process, the acoustics in an open office was examined following the first international building certificatio...
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In moderate climates, the operation of windows is the most common way to control for thermal comfort. Window-opening behavior (WOB) is a complex process influenced by multiple factors, yet only simple bi-variate analyses between variables obtained from longitudinal datasets have been examined. The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of...
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Today, new lighting technologies are rapidly changing energy savings goals and the ways in which those savings are identified and captured. As occupant expectations concerning indoor comfort and well-being are transforming lighting design and engineering solutions, research concerning systems that afford more interaction between occupants, overhead...
Conference Paper
In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc with civil infrastructure systems, primarily due to flooding caused by rainfall and storm surge. Damage data were collected using online resources such as power company outage websites, the reports provided by the Energy Administration Information (EIA) branch of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),...
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The poster shows the implementation of the widespread use of a proposed building cladding panel comprised of a single unit PV module (exterior) coupled with a storage battery (interior). The implementation of this "building perma-power link" (BPPL) cladding will provide reliable power permanently and continuously for essential systems within buildi...
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The poster shows systematic reviews of state-of-the-art guidelines from existing building wellness rating systems with lessons-learned from case studies and exploratory ethnographic data.
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Preliminary observations of IEQ, including records of occupant window opening behavior are described and compared with previous studies.
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The overall goal of this three-phase project at the University of Washington Tower (UW Tower) was to address and advocate the importance of providing satisfactory IEQ, sustainable renovated workspaces, and shared IAQ strategies that could be implemented during indoor construction and renovation projects.
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The installation of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) arrays is increasing throughout the US. Until recently, pedestal type PV framing systems for rooftops were basically designed using procedures from the ASCE7-10 Components and Cladding Standard for rooftop equipment. The 2011 Japanese Standard Load design guide on structures for photovoltaic arrays was...
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Civil infrastructure systems play an important role in community resilience. Without proper functioning of the infrastructure, especially power delivery, society will not recover quickly from disruptive events, such as hurricanes. In this paper, the vulnerability, response, and recovery of selected infrastructure at the system level for several hur...
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Plug load monitoring and associated occupant behavior interventions can play a critical role in reducing commercial building energy consumption. This study investigates whether the reduction in building energy consumption justify the added cost of plug load monitoring and occupant energy saving interventions. The objective of this study is to condu...
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Recent disruptions of communities due to natural hazard events such as hurricanes and earthquakes have led to increased calls for improved resiliency of the built environment. The “built environment” denotes constructed facilities such as buildings and bridges, as well as infrastructure systems such as power delivery, transportation roadways and wa...
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According to NOAA, eleven billion-dollar weather disasters occurred in the United States in 2012. One of the predominant reasons that storms become disasters is the failure of civil infrastructure systems, also known as "lifelines," on which communities rely. The approach to modeling resilience herein is through the use of systems-based models of p...
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Reductions in electric power consumption at the University of Washington are an established sustainability performance target. In order to meet this target, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification of buildings on campus is part of a long term plan for the University. It has been assumed that LEED certification will result i...

Projects

Projects (3)
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To design, fabricate and field test a building cladding element that couples solar power with embedded small-scale storage batteries. The cladding will provide permanent continuous power that is supplemental to the power grid and will enhance the energy resilience of the building.
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The goal of this work is to perform a longitudinal evaluation of the impact of changes in the built environment on a comprehensive list of both objective and subjective measures of employees’ cognitive functioning, perceived well-being, work performance, and satisfaction.