The undergraduate students in the Environmental Engineering program at the University of Guelph learn about the application of scientific theories and principles to minimize the impact of human activities on the air, soil, and water environments. The program provides in-depth knowledge of relevant physical, chemical, and biological systems with a strong emphasis on design. The graduating students develop careers in academia, government, or private sector by pursuing research, consulting, policy, regulatory, and other relevant work. They support the United Nations sustainable development goals. For instance, students in our program learn about climate change, clean water/sanitation, and affordable/clean energy. They learn how to develop technology and take action to support these UN goals.

The Atmospheric Innovations Research (AIR) and Autonomous & Intelligent Control for Vehicles (AICV) Laboratories have engineered an Autonomous Robotic Environmental Sensor (ARES) capable of taking measurements of the indoor environment at multiple positions, reducing the number of sensors and amount of labor required. A Sliding Mode Controller (SMC) is designed and applied to the platform allowing for highly accurate movement to ensure measurements of wind velocity, air temperature, and relative humidity are taken at a precise position. Data collected by the ARES platform is analysed, providing insight into the thermo-fluid variables in the room and the room's predicted thermal comfort.

The Atmospheric Innovations Research (AIR) Laboratory has engineered a micro-climate monitoring system to measure properties of the atmosphere as well as the earth surface properties using imaging. The system is called the Tethered And Navigated Air Blimp (TANAB).

Lecture presentations for this course are available as videos on the cloud ...

The ERA5-Processor v1.0.0 software generates weather files in the EnergyPlus Weather (EPW) format for forcing various urban physics model software such as the Vertical City Weather Generator (VCWG). ERA5-Processor is a bot programmed to automatically download and process information from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Reanalysis v5 (ERA5) data product. It consists of two sub-modules: the Veracious Weather File Processor (VWFP) and the Virtuous Weather File Bot (VWFB) software. The ERA5-Processor can generate an EPW file for any year and location inside the spatio-temporal domain of the ERA5 data product. The program is accessible open-source on Github with full documentation.

Preventing Airborne Transmission of COVID-19: Guide for Hospital Workers - A Science-Based Approach.