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Kohta Ueno’s work at BSC includes forensic field investigations of building failures and consulting work for new and retrofit construction in the design of building enclosure and mechanical systems. Mr. Ueno also frequently performs computer modeling (using WUFI, THERM, and HEAT3) as well as field testing and verification, HVAC design, and residential energy analysis and simulations.
Mr. Ueno has conducted extensive research and field work on building science topics under the Department of Energy’s Building America program. This researched covered topics as varied as the hygrothermal behavior of basement wall insulation, double stud wall durability, interior insulation retrofits of mass masonry buildings, multifamily ventilation systems, and simplified space conditioning systems. Earlier research work included monitoring of vapor control in above grade walls, self-dehumidifying roof assemblies, drainage and drying of wall cladding materials, and comparative performance of interior foundation insulation systems.
Mr. Ueno is a dynamic speaker and a frequent presenter at academic and industry conferences such as the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Buildings Conference, the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance’s (EEBA) Excellence in Building Conference, the Passive House Conference, and the Boston Society of Architects’ Architecture Boston Expo.
Mr. Ueno received his undergraduate degree in Material Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo.