Cara received an MASc in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto (2017). Her PhD research focuses on inter-zonal air flow in multi-unit residential buildings and its impact on indoor air quality and energy consumption.
This project investigated strategies to reduce parameter uncertainty for infiltration and natural ventilation model inputs in whole-building energy models of MURBs.
This project evaluates the post-occupancy performance of two multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs): one which was newly constructed to the Passive House standard and one which was retrofit to EnerPhit Standard.
This project explored a combination of testing and modelling approaches designed specifically for high-rise multi-unit residential buildings applications
Measuring interior partition air leakage rates in MURBs using a sequential pressure neutralization blower door test. Then, using a coupled airflow network-whole building energy simulation framework to assess the impact of compartmentalization measures on indoor air quality and building energy consumption.
Lozinsky, C.H., Stopps, H., Touchie, M.F., “In-situ performance of a pressurized corridor ventilation system: a long-term study in a high-rise multi-unit residential building” submitted to Journal of Building Engineering, 70(1), (2023) 106320. doi:10.1016/j.jobe.2023.106320
Lozinsky, C.H., Touchie, M.F., “Quantifying suite-level airtightness in newly constructed multi-unit residential buildings using guarded suite-level air leakage testing,” revised and resubmitted to Building and Environment, 236, (2023) 110273. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110273
Lozinsky, C., Touchie, M.F. “Suite-level air tightness and compartmentalization in multi-unit residential buildings: How do we achieve our intended goals?” Building and Environment, 192 (2021) pp.107600. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107600
Fine, J., Lozinsky, C., Touchie, M.F. “Development of the Selective Pressure Neutralization Method – An Air Tightness Test Method for Exterior Pressure Boundary Characterization in High-Rise Residential Buildings,” Energy and Buildings, 240 (2021) pp.110605. doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.110905
Lozinsky, C., Touchie, M.F. “Inter-zonal airflow in multi-unit residential buildings: A review of the magnitude and interaction of driving forces, measurement techniques and magnitudes and its impact on building performance,” Indoor Air, 00 (2020) pp.1-26. doi: 10.1111/ina.12712
Lozinsky, C., Touchie, M.F. “Improving energy model calibration of multi-unit residential buildings through component air infiltration testing,” Building and Environment 134 (2018) pp. 218-229 doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.02.040
Fine, J.P., Lozinsky, C.H., Touchie, M.F. “Reducing Indirect Inter-Suite Air Flow in High-Rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: A Parametric Study Using a CONTAM Model” in the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, June 25-29, 2022
Lozinsky, C., Touchie, M.F., “Improving the Characterization of Infiltration Parameters in Whole-Building Energy Models Using Component Infiltration Rate Testing,” in eSim 2018 Building Simulation Conference Proceedings, pp.357-366, Montreal, Quebec, 9-10 May 2018
Lozinsky, C., Touchie, M.F., “The Limitations of Multi-Zone Infiltration Algorithms in Whole Building Energy Simulation Engines,” in eSim 2018 Building Simulation Conference Proceedings, pp.367-374, Montreal, Quebec, 9-10 May 2018