Full Name
Caroline Hachem-Vermette
Job Title
Associate Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering
Concordia University
Speaker Bio
Dr. Caroline Hachem-Vermette is an associate professor at the Department of Building, Civil & Environmental Engineering, at Concordia University. Dr. Hachem-Vermette’s research program is highly multidisciplinary, playing a bridging role between building engineering and architectural and urban design. Her current research program aims at developing concepts and strategies for integrative design of sustainable and resilient built environment. Her work adopts a holistic view of the built environment, considering the interactions and synergies between buildings, infrastructure, landscapes, and surrounding ecosystems. Her research attempts to balance between the technical aspects of sustainable built environment and the economic and social dimensions of sustainability aiming at improving quality of life and at promoting social interaction and connectivity.

She is currently leading a subtask on developing strategies for net-zero energy solar communities, within the International Agency Energy Task (IEA) 63- Planning Solar Neighborhoods. She was also an expert on 2 others IEA tasks on solar energy in architecture and urban planning. Dr. Hachem-Vermette is a recipient of several awards including the 2019 Peak Scholar Award, 2016 sustainability award, e-sim/ IBPSA award for innovation in modelling, and the international Hangai prize for young researchers.
Caroline Hachem-Vermette