Special Studies and Collaborations
We frequently integrate information and expertise from multiple subject areas into our analyses. For example, we have:
- Adapted our macroeonomic model to represent how different industries use water as an input into production.
- Integrated land use, transportation, energy, and economic modeling in order to analyze the potential for integrated policies to reduce urban energy use and air emissions.
- Developed a realistic model of electric vehicle adoption that accounts for consumer preferences, constraints on purchases, and vehicle characteristics and supply. This model was integrated with our electricity dispatch model to understand the impact of “smart charging” on the electricity sector and on electric vehicle adoption.
Collaborating with other researchers
We also collaborate with other researchers, maintaining particularly close ties with the Energy and Materials Research Group and Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team at Simon Fraser University. This collaboration allows us to participate in leading academic research and contribute to student mentoring and supervision.