Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Carlsson, M.R., Touchie, M., Richman, R. “A Compartmentalization & Ventilation System Retrofit Strategy for High-Rise Residential Buildings in Cold Climates,” Energy Procedia (Accepted)
  2. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D. “Evaluating a proposed retrofit measure for a multi-unit residential building which uses an air-source heat pump operating in an enclosed balcony space,” Energy and Buildings 85 (2014) pp. 107-114
  3. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D. “Using Suite Energy-Use and Interior Condition Data to Improve Energy Modeling of a 1960’s Multi-Unit Residential Building,” Energy and Buildings 80 (2014) pp. 184-194
  4. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D. “Testing and Simulation of a Low-Temperature Air-Source Heat Pump in a Thermal Buffer Zone,” Energy and Buildings 75 (2014) pp. 146-159.
  5. Di Placido, A.M., Pressnail, K.D., Touchie, M.F. “Exceeding the Ontario Building Code for low-rise residential buildings: Economic and environmental implications,” Building and Environment 77 (2014) pp. 40-49.
  6. Touchie, M.F., Binkley, C, Pressnail, K.D. “Correlating Energy Consumption with Multi-Unit Residential Building Characteristics in the City of Toronto,” Energy and Buildings 66 (2013) pp.648-656.
  7. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D., Beheshti, A. and Tzekova, E. “A Promise to Future Generations,” Engineering Leadership Review, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 7-13. May, 2010.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. Carlsson, M., Touchie, M.F., Richman, R.C., “A Compartmentalization and Ventilation Retrofit Strategy for High-Rise Residential Buildings in Cold Climates,” in 15th Canadian Conf. on Building Science and Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia, 6-8 November 2017.
  2. Carlsson, M., Touchie, M.F., Richman, R.C., “A Compartmentalization & Ventilation System Retrofit Strategy for High-Rise Residential Buildings in Cold Climates,” in 11th Nordic
    Symposium on Building Physics, Trondheim, Norway, 11-14 June 2017.
  3. Touchie, M.F., Tzekova, E.S., Siegel, J.A., Purcell, B., Morier, J. “Evaluating Summertime Overheating in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings using Surveys and In-Suite Monitoring,” accepted for 13th international conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII which will be held in Clearwater, Florida, December 5–8, 2016.
  4. Touchie, M.F., Siegel, J.A. “Operation of Residential HVAC Systems: Implications for Healthy Buildings,” in Proc. 4th Healthy Buildings 2015 Conference, Boulder, CO, 2015.
  5. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D. “Detailed Monitoring and Energy Model Development of an Existing Multi-Unit Residential Building in Toronto, Canada,” in Proc. 4th Building Enclosure Science and Technology (BEST4) Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2015.
  6. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D., Tzekova, E.S. “Energy Retrofitting Toronto Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Air-Source Heat Pumps Operating in Enclosed Balconies,” in Proc. 14th Canadian Conf. on Building Science and Technology, Toronto, ON, 2014.
  7. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D., Tzekova, E.S. “Assessing Potential Energy Retrofits of Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in the Greater Toronto Area,” in Proc. 14th Canadian Conf. on Building Science and Technology, Toronto, ON, 2014.
  8. Tzekova, E.S., Pressnail, K.D., Touchie, M.F., Richman, R.C., DiPlacido, A.M., Rumeo, M.E. “Improving the Energy Performance of an Historic Single-Family Home: The Gemini House,” in Proc. 14th Canadian Conf. on Building Science and Technology, Toronto, ON, 2014.
  9. Parker, C.A., Pressnail, K.D., Touchie, M.F., DeRose, D., Dedesko, S. “A Study of Cross Contamination of In-Suite Ventilation Systems used in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings,” in Proc. 14th Canadian Conf. on Building Science and Technology, Toronto, ON, 2014.
  10. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D., and Tzekova, E. “Energy Savings by Retrofitting Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Case Studies,” in Proc. 3rd Building Enclosure Science and Technology (BEST3) Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2012, paper 105.
  11. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D., Richman, R.C. and Dixon, E. “An Innovative Approach to Retrofitting Multi-Unit Residential Buildings Using a Nested Thermal Envelope Design,” in Proc. 9th Nordic Symp. on Building Physics, Tampere, Finland, 2011, pp. 289-296.
  12. Touchie, M.F., Pressnail, K.D., Dixon, E. and Richman, R.C. “Energy Retrofitting an Historic 1870’s Solid Masonry Home Using Nested Thermal Envelope Design,” in Proc. 13th Canadian Conf. on Building Science and Technology, Winnipeg, MB, 2011.
  13. Tzekova, E.S., Pressnail, K.D., Touchie, M.F. and Pearson, N. “Evaluating Wetting and Drying of a Vented Air Space in a Spray-Foam Insulated Solid Masonry Historic Building,” in Proc. Heritage 2012: 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, Porto, Portugal, 2012.
  14. Dixon, E., Richman, R., Pressnail, K.D. and Touchie, M.F. “NTEDTM: Applicability of an Innovative Low-Energy Home Design to Northern Climates,” in Proc. 13th Canadian Conf. on Building Science and Technology, Winnipeg, MB, 2011.
  15. Dixon, E., Richman, R., Pressnail, K.D. and Touchie, M.F. “NTEDTM: An Innovative Design Using Nested Thermal Envelopes to Achieve Significant Reductions in Energy Use,” in Proc. Thermal Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XI International Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL, 2010.
  16. Kennedy, C., Byer, P., Pressnail, K.D., Touchie, M.F., Bentz, E., Roorda, M. and Vanderburg, W. “Enhancing the Sustainability Content of a Civil Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum,” in Proc. CDEN/C2E2 2009 Conference, Hamilton, ON, 2009.