BUESA Laboratory


BUESA refers to the research group for Building and Urban Environmental Science in Asia. It was established in 2009 with the aim of helping achieve sustainable development in the built environment in Asian nations. We are focusing especially on the energy-saving strategies for buildings and cities in Southeast Asia. Most of the researches are conducted in collaboration with local experts.

Major research topics

1. Energy-saving strategies in buildings

  • Passive cooling techniques
  • Reevaluation of cooling techniques in vernacular architecture
  • Life cycle assessment for residential buildings

2. Energy-saving strategies in cities

  • Urban heat island in the tropics

3. Environmental education

  • Children's participation
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