Research Areas 

Human factors engineering

Zero energy buildings

Building science

Human-building Interaction

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ)

Macroergonomics

 
 
Publications
Book Chapters

McCoy, A.P., Zhao, D., Mo, Y., Agee, P., and Paige, F.  (2019). "Latent Relationships between Construction Cost and Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Green Buildings." Chapter 11: The Institute of Engineering and Technology's Energy Generation and Efficiency Technologies for Green Residential Buildings, Rupp, C and Ting, D. Ed.  Springer Press, UK.  

 
Peer Reviewed Journal Papers
Agee, P., Gao, X., Paige, F., McCoy, A., & Kleiner, B. (2020). A Human-centered Approach to Smart Housing. Building Research & Information. (under review). 

Paige, F., Agee, P., & Jazizadeh, F. (2019). flEECe, an energy use and occupant behavior dataset for net-zero energy affordable senior residential buildings. Scientific data, 6(1), 1-9.

 

Zhao, D., McCoy, A. P., Agee, P., Mo, Y., Reichard, G., & Paige, F. (2018). Time effects of green buildings on energy use for low-income households: A longitudinal study in the United States. Sustainable cities and society, 40, 559-568.

McCoy, A.P., Zhao, D., Ladipo, T., Agee, P., and Mo, Y.  (2018) “Comparison of green home energy performance between simulation and observation: A case of Virginia, U.S.” Journal of Green Building, 13 (3): 70-88.​

Zhao, D., McCoy, A. P., Du, J., Agee, P., & Lu, Y. (2017). Interaction effects of building technology and resident behavior on energy consumption in residential buildings. Energy and Buildings, 134, 223-233.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
Agee, P. (2020). "A Human-centered Approach to Residential Buildings." ANNEX 79: 5th International Symposium on Occupant Behavior. University of Southampton, UK. April 20-23.
More, S., Gao, X., & Agee, P. (2020). “Indoor Environment Sensing Techniques for Improving Occupant Health.” Proc. ASHRAE IAQ 2020: INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PERFORMANCE APPROACHES. Athens, Greece, 14-16 September (under review).

Agee, P., McCoy, A., Reichard, G., Kleiner, B., Zhao, D., & Paige, F. (2019). "Human Factors of High Performance Multifamily Housing." Proc. ASHRAE 2019 Winter Conference. Atlanta, GA, 12-19 January.

Agee, P., Paige, F., McCoy, A., and Kleiner, B. (2018). "Macroergonomics: A Path to Understanding Net-Zero Energy Builder-developers." BEHAVE 2018: 5th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency. Zurich, Switzerland, September 6-7.

 

Zhao, D., McCoy, A.P., Agee, P., Mo, Y., Paige, F. and Reichard, G.  (2018) “Energy consumption, capital costs and paybacks of green buildings for low-income households in the United States: A longitudinal study.” 8th International Symposium on Energy; Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, August 6-9, 2018. 

 

Agee, P., Reichard, G., McCoy, A., Kleiner, B., & Hamm, T. (2018). "Closing the Post-Occupancy Performance Gap in Zero Energy Housing." Proc. 4th Residential Building Design & Construction Conference. State College, PA, February 28.

Agee, P., Reichard, G., & A. McCoy. (2018). "Longitudinal Evidence of Inverter-Driven Heat Pump Performance in Low-Load Residential Buildings." Proc. ASHRAE 2018 Winter Conference. Chicago, IL, 20-24 January.

Paige, F., Agee, P., Zhao, D., & A. McCoy. (2018). "The Longitudinal Impact of Energy Education on Affordable Energy Efficient Multifamily Senior Housing." Proc. 4th Residential Building Design & Construction Conference. State College, PA, February 28.

Mo, Y, Zhao, D., McCoy, A., Du, J., & Agee, P. (2017) "Latent Relationship between Construction Cost and Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Green Buildings." Proc. of International workshop of computing in civil engineering (IWCCE) ASCE.

Zhao, D., McCoy, A., Agee, P., & T. Ladiop. 2016. “Impacts of Housing Technology and Behavior on Energy Efficiency for Affordable Rental Housing.” Proc., Sustainability and Innovation for the Future: 41st International Association of Housing Science (IAHS),  World Congress, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, 13-16 September.

Open Source Datasets

Agee, P., Gao, X., Paige, F., & McCoy, A. (2020, April 1). A Human-centered Approach to Smart Housing Dataset. Retrieved from osf.io/ur8th

Paige, F., & Agee, P. (2019, November 29). flEECe, an Energy Use and Occupant Behavior Dataset for Net Zero Energy Affordable Senior Residential Buildings . https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/2AX9D

Industry Papers & Showcase Projects

McCoy, A. Zhao, D., Agee, P., Mo, Y., & Paige, F. (2017). “Educating for Energy Efficiency: Longitudinal Evidence of Sustained Energy Savings in Virginia’s Affordable Housing.” A Report by the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech for Housing Virginia. October 6, 2017.

McCoy, A. Zhao, D., Agee, P., Mo, Y., & F. Paige. (2017). “Sustaining Energy Efficiency: Longitudinal Evidence of Virginia’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Properties.” A Report by the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech for Housing Virginia. August 29, 2017.

McCoy, A.P. Agee, P., Adams, B., Koebel, C. T., Franck, Koebel, C. T., Scott, S., Ladipo, T. and Zhao, D.(2015). “The Impact of Energy Efficient Design and Construction on LIHTC Housing in Virginia. A Report to Housing Virginia.” Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, February 2015. http://www.vchr.vt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Housing-VA-LIHTC-Study-Full-Report.pdf 

DOE Better Buildings Challenge. (2015). "Warwick SRO Deep Energy Retrofit."

Jones, M., McCoy, A. & P. Agee. (2015). “Economic Impact of the 2013 Virginia Housing Trust Fund.” A Report by the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech for the Virginia Housing Alliance. February 10, 2015. [link] http://vahousingalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Economic-Impact-of-the-2013-Virginia-Housing-Trust-Fund_Final-Web-Version.pdf

Invited Keynote Presentations
McCoy, A., Zhao, D., Agee, P., Mo, L., Paige, F. and Reichard, G. (2017). “Toward the future of housing efficiency: leveraging technology, behavior, education and cost.” Keynote at INternational CongRess on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXI cEntury – INCREaSE 2017, Faro, Portugal, October 11-13, 2017.

Work Presented to Professional Audiences
 
Agee, P. (2019). Zero Energy Housing: Perspectives on Performance from Measured Data. Virginia Clean Energy Climate Summit, Richmond, VA, September 16-17.

Agee, P. (2019). Build it Tight, Ventilate it for People: Construction & Commissioning. Moisture Summit, Christiansburg, VA. July 29-30.

Agee, P., & Abralind, J. (2019). Commercial Enclosure Testing. U.S. Department of Energy Building Envelope Technology Research Team Technology Webinar, January, 29.

Agee, P. (2018). Human Factors of Commercial Building Automation. Virginia Energy Efficiency Council Spring Meeting. Richmond, VA, May,10.

Agee, P., McCoy, A., Zhao, D., Mo, Y., and Paige, F. (2018). “Multifamily Housing: Perspectives from a multi-year study evaluating rated versus measured performance." RESNET Building Performance Conference. Orlando, FL. February, 26-28.

Agee, P., McCoy, A., Paige, F., Zhao, D. and Y. Mo. (2017). “Sustaining Energy Efficiency: Longitudinal Evidence of Virginia’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Properties.” Virginia Housing Alliance 5th Annual Housing Credit Conference,  Richmond, VA, September, 25-26.

Agee, P., McCoy, A., Reichard, G. and Kleiner. (2017). Zero Energy Housing | Performance and Costs. Viridiant Building Science Lecture Series. Richmond, VA, August ,17.

McCoy, A.P., Agee, P. and Adams, R. (2014). “Energy Efficiency in Affordable Rental Housing."Concurrent Session of Creating Healthy Communities 2014 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference, Norfolk, VA, October 29-31.

Agee, P. (2014). "EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) Lunch and Learn. Richmond AIA, Richmond, VA, April, 10.

Agee, P, Arnold, J., Wallinga, T., Tipton, R. (2014). EarthCraft Multifamily: A Team-based Approach to Better Buildings. AIA | DC Procrastinator's Week, Washington, DC, March 24-28.

Agee, P., (2013). Options for affordable mechanical systems, materials and design that optimize energy efficiency and healthy indoor air. Healthy Buildings Workshop. Arlington, Virginia, December, 11.

Agee, P., (2013). Multifamily Net-Zero Buildings.  GreenPrints Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 14-15.

Agee, P., (2012). EarthCraft Light Commercial Lunch Lunch and Learn.  ASHRAE Richmond Chapter, Richmond, VA, December, 3. 

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