Jamie received his PhD from Toronto Metropolitan University and worked as a PDF with Professor Touchie from 2018-2021. His research focuses on improving the performance of multi-unit residential buildings through mechanical system and air tightness retrofits.
This project investigates the use of a crowd-sourced HVAC control strategy for the retrofit of space heating systems in post-war multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs).
This project explored a combination of testing and modelling approaches designed specifically for high-rise multi-unit residential buildings applications
Berquist, J., Cassidy, N., Touchie, M.F., O’Brien, W., Fine, J. “High-rise residential building ventilation in cold climates: A review of ventilation system types and their impact on in-situ building performance,” Indoor Air (2022) 10.1111/ina.13158
Fine, J.P., Zhang, S., Li, Y., Touchie, M.F. “Analysis of Solar Chimney Ventilation Systems in High-Rise Residential Buildings Using Parallel Flow Networks,” Building and Environment. (2022), 109096. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109096
Fine, J., Touchie, M.F. “Evaluating ventilation system retrofits for high-rise residential buildings using a CONTAM model,” Building and Environment, 205 (2021) 108292. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108292
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
Zhang, S. Fine, J.P., Touchie, M.F., O’Brien, W. “A simulation framework for predicting occupant thermal sensation in perimeter zones of buildings considering direct solar radiation and ankle draft” Building and Environment, 183 (2020) pp.107096. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107096
Fine, J.P., Gray, J., Tian, X., Touchie, M.F. “An investigation of alternative methods for determining envelope airtightness from suite-based testing in multi-unit residential buildings,” Energy and Buildings, 214 (2020) pp.109845. doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.109845
Fine, J., Touchie, M.F. “A grouped control strategy for the retrofit of post-war multi-unit residential building hydronic space heating systems,” Energy and Buildings, 208 (2020) pp.109604. doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109604
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
Tian, X., Fine, J., Touchie, M.F. “The Impact of Sweeps and Weather Striping on Suite Door Air Tightness,” in ASHRAE 2020 Winter Conference Proceedings, Orlando FL, 1-5 February 2020 [Awarded Best Paper]
Zhang, S., Fine, J., Touchie, M.F., O’Brien, W. “A Novel Simulation Framework for Comfort-based Assessments of Window Designs,” in ASHRAE 2020 Winter Conference Proceedings, Orlando FL, 1-5 February 2020
Fine, J.P., Touchie, M.F. “Ventilation and Indoor Environmental Quality Perceptions in a Post War MURB,” in ASHRAE 2020 Winter Conference Proceedings, Orlando FL, 1-5 February 2020
Fine, J.P., Touchie, M.F. “A Novel Approach to Modeling Air Flow Through Operable Windows in High-Rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings using EnergyPlus” in 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, Chicago, IL, August 12-14, 2020
Tian, X., Fine, J.P., Touchie, M.F. “Analysis of alternative ventilation strategies for multi-family buildings using CONTAM simulation software,” in 12th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics Proceedings, Tallin, Estonia, 7-9 September 2020