Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Baojie He

Modelling Effects of Urban Ventilation on Urban Heat Island in Precinct Context

Baojie He’s research is designed to inform urban planners and policy makers with knowledge regarding the relationships between urban form and urban ventilation corridor. Information about the effects on urban heat island mitigation and outdoor thermal comfort improvement will also be analysed.

Under the supervision of Dr Lan Ding and Scientia Professor Deo Prasad, the proposed thesis is titled ‘Modelling effects of urban ventilation on urban heat island in precinct context’.


Book Chapters

  • He, B.J., Zhao, D.X. and Gou, Z., 2020. 'Integration of Low-Carbon Eco-City, Green Campus and Green Building in China'. In Green Building in Developing Countries, pp. 49-78, 10.1007/978-3-030-24650-1_4

Journal Articles

  • Liu, Z., Zhou, Q., Tian, Z., He, B.J. and Jin, G., 2019. 'A comprehensive analysis on definitions, development, and policies of nearly zero energy buildings in China'. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 114, p.109314, 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109314
  • Mou, B., Li, X., Qiao, Q., He, B., & Wu, M. (2019). 'Seismic behaviour of the corner joints of a frame under biaxial cyclic loading'. Engineering Structures, 196, 109316, 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109316
  • Liu, Z., Wu, D., He, B.J., Wang, Q., Yu, H., Ma, W. and Jin, G., 2019. 'Evaluating potentials of passive solar heating renovation for the energy poverty alleviation of plateau areas in developing countries: A case study in rural Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China'. Solar Energy, 187, pp.95-107, 10.1016/j.solener.2019.05.049
  • He, B.J., Zhu, J., Zhao, D.X., Gou, Z.H., Qi, J.D. and Wang, J., 2019. 'Co-benefits approach: Opportunities for implementing sponge city and urban heat island mitigation'. Land use policy, 86, pp.147-157, 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.05.003
  • He, B.J., 2019. 'Towards the next generation of green building for urban heat island mitigation: Zero UHI impact building'. Sustainable Cities and Society, 50, p.101647, 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101647
  • Meng, F., Zhu, M.C., Mou, B. and He, B., 2019. 'Residual Strength of Steel-Reinforced Concrete-Filled Square Steel Tubular (SRCFST) Stub Columns After Exposure to ISO-834 Standard Fire'. International Journal of Steel Structures, 19(3), pp.850-866, 10.1007/s13296-018-0174-z
  • He, B.J., Ding, L. and Prasad, D., 2019. 'Enhancing urban ventilation performance through the development of precinct ventilation zones: A case study based on the Greater Sydney, Australia'. Sustainable Cities and Society, 47, p.101472, 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101472
  • Wang, J., Meng, Q., Zhang, L., Zhang, Y., He, B.J., Zheng, S. and Santamouris, M., 2019. 'Impacts of the water absorption capability on the evaporative cooling effect of pervious paving materials. Building and Environment', 151, pp.187-197, 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.01.033
  • Liu, Z., Liu, Y., He, B.J., Xu, W., Jin, G. and Zhang, X., 2019. 'Application and suitability analysis of the key technologies in nearly zero energy buildings in China'. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 101, pp.329-345, 10.1016/j.rser.2018.11.023
  • Qi, J.D., He, B.J., Wang, M., Zhu, J. and Fu, W.C., 2019. Do grey infrastructures always elevate urban temperature? No, utilizing grey infrastructures to mitigate urban heat island effects. Sustainable Cities and Society, 46, p101392, 10.1016/j.scs.2018.12.020.
  • Zhang, G., He, B.J., Zhu, Z. and Dewancker, B.J., 2019. 'Impact of morphological characteristics of green roofs on pedestrian cooling in subtropical climates'. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(2), p.179, 10.3390/ijerph16020179
  • Weng, L., He, B.J., Liu, L., Li, C. and Zhang, X., 2019. 'Sustainability assessment of cultural heritage tourism: Case study of pingyao ancient city in China'. Sustainability, 11(5), p.1392, 10.3390/su11051392
  • Li, C., Gao, X., He, B.J., Wu, J. and Wu, K., 2019. 'Coupling coordination relationships between urban-industrial land use efficiency and accessibility of highway networks: Evidence from Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Urban Agglomeration, China'. Sustainability, 11(5), p.1446, 10.3390/su11051446.
  • Wu, Z., Lei, S., He, B.J., Bian, Z., Wang, Y., Lu, Q., Peng, S. and Duo, L., 2019. Assessment of Landscape Ecological Health: A Case Study of a Mining City in a Semi-Arid Steppe. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(5), p.752, 10.3390/ijerph16050752
  • He, B.J., Zhao, Z.Q., Shen, L.D., Wang, H.B. and Li, L.G., 2019. 'An approach to examining performances of cool/hot sources in mitigating/enhancing land surface temperature under different temperature backgrounds based on Landsat 8 image'. Sustainable Cities and Society, 44, pp.416-427, 10.1016/j.scs.2018.10.049
  • Li, W., He, B.J., Qi, J. and Dong, J., 2018. 'Water Conservation Scenic Spots in China: Developing the Tourism Potential of Hydraulic Projects and Water Resources'. Sustainability, 10(12), p.4509, 10.3390/su10124509.
  • He, B.J., Zhao, D.X., Zhu, J., Darko, A. and Gou, Z.H., 2018. 'Promoting and implementing urban sustainability in China: An integration of sustainable initiatives at different urban scales'. Habitat International, 82, pp.83-93, 10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.10.001
  • Liu, Z., Wu, D., He, B.J., Liu, Y., Zhang, X., Yu, H. and Jin, G., 2018. 'Using solar house to alleviate energy poverty of rural Qinghai-Tibet region, China: A case study of a novel hybrid heating system'. Energy and Buildings, 178, pp.294-303, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.08.042.
  • Darko, A., Chan, A.P.C., Yang, Y., Shan, M., He, B.J. and Gou, Z., 2018. 'Influences of barriers, drivers, and promotion strategies on green building technologies adoption in developing countries: The Ghanaian case'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 200, pp.687-703, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.318
  • Liu, Z., Ma, S., Cao, G., Meng, C. and He, B.J., 2018. Distribution characteristics, growth, reproduction and transmission modes and control strategies for microbial contamination in HVAC systems: A literature review. Energy and Buildings, 177, pp.77-95, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.07.050.
  • Mou, B., Li, X., Bai, Y., He, B. and Patel, V.I., 2018. 'Numerical evaluation on shear behavior of irregular steel beam-to-CFST column connections'. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 148, pp.422-435, 10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.06.002
  • Khoshbakht, M., Gou, Z., Xie, X., He, B. and Darko, A., 2018. 'Green building occupant satisfaction: Evidence from the australian higher education sector'. Sustainability, 10(8), p.2890, 10.3390/su10082890
  • Liu, Z., Wu, D., Li, J., Yu, H. and He, B., 2018. 'Optimizing building envelope dimensions for passive solar houses in the Qinghai-Tibetan region: Window to wall ratio and depth of sunspace'. Journal of Thermal Science, pp.1-14, 10.1007/s11630-018-1047-7
  • He, B. and Zhu, J., 2018. 'Constructing community gardens? Residents’ attitude and behaviour towards edible landscapes in emerging urban communities of China'. Urban forestry & urban greening, 34, pp.154-165, 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.06.015
  • Meng, F.Q., He, B.J., Zhu, J., Zhao, D.X., Darko, A. and Zhao, Z.Q., 2018. 'Sensitivity analysis of wind pressure coefficients on CAARC standard tall buildings in CFD simulations'. Journal of Building Engineering, 16, pp.146-158, 10.1016/j.jobe.2018.01.004
  • He, B.J., 2018. 'Potentials of meteorological characteristics and synoptic conditions to mitigate urban heat island effects'. Urban climate, 24, pp.26-33, 10.1016/j.uclim.2018.01.004
  • Darko, A., Chan, A.P.C., Gyamfi, S., Olanipekun, A.O., He, B.J. and Yu, Y., 2017. 'Driving forces for green building technologies adoption in the construction industry: Ghanaian perspective'. Building and Environment, 125, pp.206-215, 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.08.053
  • Zhao, Z.Q., He, B.J., Li, L.G., Wang, H.B. and Darko, A., 2017. 'Profile and concentric zonal analysis of relationships between land use/land cover and land surface temperature: Case study of Shenyang, China'. Energy and Buildings, 155, pp.282-295, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.09.046
  • Zhao, D.X. and He, B.J., 2017. 'Effects of architectural shapes on surface wind pressure distribution: case studies of oval-shaped tall buildings'. Journal of Building Engineering, 12, pp.219-228, 10.1016/j.jobe.2017.06.009
  • Darko, A., Chan, A.P.C., Ameyaw, E.E., He, B.J. and Olanipekun, A.O., 2017. 'Examining issues influencing green building technologies adoption: The United States green building experts’ perspectives'. Energy and Buildings, 144, pp.320-332, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.03.060
  • Mou, B., He, B.J., Zhao, D.X. and Chau, K.W., 2017. 'Numerical simulation of the effects of building dimensional variation on wind pressure distribution'. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 11(1), pp.293-309, 10.1080/19942060.2017.1281845

Conference Papers

  • He, B. J., Ding, L., & Prasad, D., 'Exploring wind ventilation corridors for urban heat island mitigation in Sydney, Australia'. Australian Climate Change Adaption Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure Forum and Workshop for Early Career Researchers and Practitioners, Feb 20-22, 2017, University of New South Wales. (Abstract accepted, Forum presentation). 
  • He, B. J., Ding, L., & Prasad, D. 2019. Modelling the effect of urban ventilation on urban heat mitigation in precinct context. European Meteorological Society Annual Meetings. Lyngby Campus of Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Copenhagen, Denmark. 9 - 13 September 2019. (Abstract accepted, Oral Presentation).


  • Construction and Property Economics (BLDG2014), 2018
  • Construction Materials (BLDG1012), 2019