Umberto Berardi

Associate Professor, BeTOP Lab Director

Ryerson University, Canada

Berardi is passionate about the relationship between buildings, the environment and ourselves, and sees advancements in technology as playing a major role. From automatic shading controls, to innovative thermal storage, the technology we use to engage with buildings is advancing quickly, including Berardi’s own research. Concerned with improving building energy performance by incorporating nanotechnologies and aerogels, he’s excited about the shape his work is taking and its potential for contributing to a reduction in energy consumption.