University of Calgary

James Andrew Love

  • Professor Emeritus of Environmental Design
  • Sessional Instructor

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Education

BASc (Elec Eng), MEDes (Arch), DArch, PEng, LC, MRAIC, LEED AP

Personal Statement

My primary research interest is sustainable building design, with my current research focusing on environmental control systems in cold climate commercial and institutional buildings. I have also been the energy engineer for buildings selected as case studies for the 2030 Challenge. Recently published articles developed with my graduate students show that heating system models for such buildings are relatively poor, which leads to problems in whole building energy simulation for 1) performance rating (e.g., LEED), and 2) decision making for new design and retrofit. I am currently pursing monitoring of building systems to improve understanding so better energy performance can be achieved.

Selected Work

Awards

  • 2008: Summit Award for Environment and Sustainability, Energy Systems Engineering Team, Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta for University of Calgary Child Development Centre.
  • 2007: Photovoltaic Project of the Year award, Canadian Solar Industries Association for University of Calgary Child Development Centre.
  • 2006: Best Paper with Student as Lead Author, Simbuild 2006 (US national building systems simulation conference), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Z. Tian (Student) and J. Love (supervisor). 
  • 2005: Award of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America International Illumination Design Award, Lighting Upgrades, Calgary International Air Terminal, with D. Prusky and A. Styler of Beaubien Glover Maskell Engineering.  Daylighting by J. Love.
  • 2005: Best Modernization Award, Council of Educational Facility Planners International Alberta Chapter, Banff Community High School.  GEC Architects.  First LEED-certified (US Green Building Council - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) School in Canada). J. Love - LEED Coordination and Energy Consultant.
  • 2000: Electric Power Research Institute Award for Energy-Efficient Lighting Design, Central Auto Parts warehouse, Calgary, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Chinook Section Award
  •  1988: Best Paper of the Year, Solar Energy Society of Canada

Other Recognition

  • University of Calgary Child Development Centre selected as 1 of 3 Canadian buildings as a case study for The World's Greenest Buildings, Yudelson J. and Meyer U., Routledge, 2103 (J. Love, energy engineer)
  • University of Calgary Child Development Centre selected as 1 of about 17 Canadian case studies for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 2030 Challenge (net zero energy target date for new construction) web case studies (J. Love, energy engineer)
  • École Lawrence Grassi Middle School selected as 1 of about 17 Canadian case studies for the RAIC 2030 Challenge (net zero energy target date for new construction) web case studies (J. Love, energy engineer)

Consultation Projects (selected)

  • Building Communities through Learning, Red Deer College, 59% LEED energy cost reduction, 2010 (J. Love,  energy and daylighting)
  • Pine Creek Operations Maintenance and Administration Building at Calgary's Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (PCWWTP) LEED gold, 54% LEED energy cost reduction 2008 (J. Love,  energy and daylighting)
  • Prairieview School, Vulcan AB. LEED Coordinator and energy consultant.  Best rated energy performance of any LEED-certified school in Canada prior to Lawrence Grassi School.  Appears to be the first school in North America with combined radiant slab-displacement ventilation system. 2005
  •  Computational fluid dynamics assessment of displacement ventilation for Calmar School and Victoria High School (Edmonton). for Keen Engineering (purchased by Stantec in 2005).  2004
  • Banff Community High School, Banff AB Environmental coordinator (including energy consultant).  The first school in Canada to be certified under the US Green Building Council's "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" program).  (completion 2003 07 - certified 2005 02).

Major Refereed Journal Articles

  • Gestwick, M.J., Kandil, A. and J. A. Love  2014. Heating plant input-output efficiency in two cold climate institutional buildings with condensing hot water boilers, Building Service Engineering Research and Technology, preprint online.
  • Gestwick, M.J. and J. A. Love  2014. Trial application of ASHRAE 1051-RP: calibration method for building energy simulation, Journal of Building Performance Simulation 7(5) 326-345.
  • Kandil, A. and J. A. Love  2014. Signature analysis calibration of a school energy model using hourly data, Journal of Building Performance Simulation 7(5) 326-345.
  •  Cubi Montanya, E., J. A. Love, and   D. Keith 2009.  Integrated design and UFAD [underfloor air distribution]. ASHRAE Journal, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Airconditioning Engineers, July, 30-40.
  • Tian, Z.. and J. A. Love 2009.  Applying Quality Control in Building Energy Modeling: Comparative Simulation of a High Performance Building. Journal of Building Performance Simulation. 2(3) 163-168.
  • Tian, Z.  and J. A. Love 2009.  Energy performance optimization of radiant slab cooling using building simulation and field measurements. Energy and Buildings 41 (3) 320-330.
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