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Eunhwa Yang

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Committee Chair

Ph.D. Advisor

John & Joyce Caddell Building

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Eunhwa Yang is an assistant professor in the School of Building Construction and received a Ph.D. in Human Behavior and Design from Cornell University. Her scholarly passion lies in the area of sustainable building practices and the relationship between people and the built environment. Her current research focuses on stakeholder engagement and energy efficiency in tenanted properties, smart operation and maintenance using data analytics, and healthy workplaces. The significance of her work is to redirect split incentives in leased properties, support data-driven decision-making during the operation and maintenance of buildings, and understand how buildings can support human health and well-being.

Eunhwa has been actively involved with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and CoreNet Global. She has received a young researcher’s best paper award and a workshop grant from International Association for People-Environmental Studies (IAPS) and multiple fellowships from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Eunhwa has taught and developed facility management-related courses at GT. She is an advocate of utilizing and exploring diverse teaching methods, including active learning, experiential learning, and service learning. Her teaching experience also spans to facility planning and management studio, diversity and facility design, and research methods in the social sciences as a graduate teaching assistant at Cornell University. She was a fellow at the Center for Teaching and Learning at GT and the Center for Teaching Excellence at Cornell and led workshops on student engagement, collaborative learning, and rubric development. Her masters and doctoral students have been recognized in the field by winning the IFMA Foundation scholarships and CoreNet Global Academic Challenges.

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy efficiency in tenanted properties
  • Green leasing
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Data analytics and facility management
  • Optimization of facility operation and maintenance
  • Healthy workplaces: occupant satisfaction, health, and well-being
  • Workplace strategies
  • Coworking spaces

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