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Kim awarded for IECC analysis

Architecture Ph.D student
receives ARCC/King Medal



For his dissertation, which suggests enhancements to residential energy performance codes, architecture Ph.D. student Seongchan Kim recently received the Architectural Research Centers Consortium/King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural and Environmental Design Research.

Kim’s dissertation, “An analysis of international energy conservation code (IECC) – Compliant single-family residential energy use,” focuses on improving the accuracy of existing energy conservation codes in measuring the energy performance of a typical single-family house.

The ARCC/King student medal, named after Jonathan King, a former professor of architecture at Texas A&M and co-founder of the ARCC, is awarded to one student who has completed a thesis or dissertation in one of the ARCC member schools. Students Nominees are recommended by the student’s committee chair and degree coordinator, and forwarded to a college award committee that advises the associate dean of research of a possible award winner.

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