Maureen Connelly (Faculty Emerita)

Research Interests

  • Green Walls and Roofs
  • Acoustics


Dr. Maureen Connelly, MAIBC, PhD
Director, Faculty Centre for Architectural Ecology | BCIT School of Construction and the Environment

Combining a science background with a professional affiliation as an architect, Maureen Connelly developed the vision, oversaw the construction and the instrumentation of the BCIT green roof research facility in 2002. Maureen's initial research focused on the architectural and planning impact of greenroofs, which led to the Phase 1 research on storm water and thermal performance. Maureen developed the first credited course on green roofs in Canada. Current research focus is on the quantification of the acoustical capacity for greenroofs and walls to reduce sound transmission through buildings, reduce noise build up in urban areas and enhance personal and shared soundscapes. Maureen continues to direct the strategic research and planning process at the BCIT Centre for Architectural Ecology. Maureen received the BCIT Applied Research Award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge, and of economic and societal well-being through the application and implementation of new technology accepted the Canadian Institute of Energy 2010 Research and Development award on behalf of the Centre, and most recently the Green Roof and Wall Research Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

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