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Dr Haibo Feng


Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr. Haibo Feng PMP, LEED AP, is a Lecturer working in the Construction and Project Management team, and he is a member of the Built Environment Digital Futures research group. He is currently working closely with colleagues to secure funding regarding building performance, digital construction, smart communities, and life cycle sustainability assessment.

He received the postdoctoral fellowship NSERC-PDF and top Canadian graduate scholarship NSERC-CGS for his PhD studies. Haibo also received the NSERC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement scholarship and conducted a half year visiting study in ETH Zurich. Ever since haibo started the graduate studies, he has already published over 20 journals and conference papers. Haibo was also in the board member of ISIE Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Section. He is an active reviewer for many top journals, such as Building and Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy and Buildings, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Sustainability, etc.

In addition to his research, Haibo is also actively engaged in professional practice. He worked in a consulting firm in Vancouver Canada from 2013-2016 in the business of sustainable construction (Green building, Net-zero energy, LEED and Low carbon building consultation). 
He also has three years of site experience in the building construction management industry in the Dubai and Kuwait. He also received the PMP and LEED AP certificate due to his experience.

Haibo Feng

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Haibo’s research area is in Building Energy/Carbon Performance, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment, Building Information Modelling and Smart Buildings/Communities. He has more than 10 years' experience on green buildings, sustainable construction, building energy performance measurements. 

His current research is aiming to improve the whole-building life cycle sustainability performance through digital technologies (e.g. BIM, IoTs, Sensors), and further improve the building sector performance at a community level through smart city development. He is trying to conduct optimized planning of smart, sustainable, and connected communities through big data analysis. He is also developing framework to support UK government achieve the carbon reduction targets in the building sector.

Haibo's key research areas include:

Building performance

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

Building Information Modelling

Smart buildings/communities

Digital Twins/IoTs/Big data analysis

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Analyzing present and future availability of critical high-tech minerals in waste cellphones: A case study of India, He, P., Hu, G., Wang, C., Hewage, K., Sadiq, R., Feng, H. 1 Jan 2021, In: Waste Management
  • Net zero energy barns for industrial egg production: An effective sustainable intensification strategy?, Li, Y., Allacker, K., Feng, H., Heidari, M., Pelletier, N. 20 Sep 2021, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Research on policy strategies for implementing energy retrofits in the residential buildings, Zhang, H., Hewage, K., Karunathilake, H., Feng, H., Sadiq, R. 1 Nov 2021, In: Journal of Building Engineering
  • Unraveling the Global Warming Mitigation Potential from Recycling Subway‐Related Excavated Soil and Rock in China Via Life Cycle Assessment, Zhang, N., Zhang, H., Schiller, G., Feng, H., Gao, X., Li, E., Li, X. 1 May 2021, In: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
  • BIM-based life cycle environmental performance assessment of single-family houses: Renovation and reconstruction strategies for aging building stock in British Columbia, Feng, H., Liyanage, D., Karunathilake, H., Sadiq, R., Hewage, K. 20 Mar 2020, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Comparative life-cycle assessment of traditional and emerging oily sludge treatment approaches, Hu, G., Feng, H., He, P., Li, J., Hewage, K., Sadiq, R. 1 Apr 2020, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Exploring the inner relationship among neighborhood environmental factors affecting quality of life of older adults based on SLR–ISM method, Zhang, F., Li, D., Ahrentzen, S., Feng, H. 1 Mar 2020, In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
  • Life cycle cost analysis for recycling high-tech minerals from waste mobile phones in China, He, P., Feng, H., Hu, G., Hewage, K., Achari, G., Wang, C., Sadiq, R. 1 Apr 2020, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Primary data priorities for the life cycle inventory of construction products: focus on foreground processes, Silva, F., Reis, D., Mack-Vergara, Y., Pessoto, L., Feng, H., Pacca, S., Lasvaux, S., Habert, G., John, V. Jun 2020, In: International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
  • Smart city and resilient city: Differences and connections, Zhu, S., Li, D., Feng, H., Gu, T., Hewage, K., Sadiq, R. Nov 2020, In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

Further Information

I welcome prospective PhD and Doctoral students with proposals in one of the topics above and/or related areas. I also welcome visiting scholars from the globe to collaborate on research and teachings. To discuss your proposal, please contact me by email on:


  • Civil Engineering PhD May 31 2020
  • Civil Engineering MSc September 30 2013
  • Project Management Professional PMP 2015
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED 2014

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