Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Research Institute (WindEEE RI)

Based at Western University, the Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Research Institute (WindEEE RI) enables wind-related research and industry-academic partnership opportunities stemming from the wide range of unique capabilities at the WindEEE Research Facility. It was established in 2011 as a clear recognition of novel opportunities in wind research related to the emergence of the world’s first three-dimensional testing chamber, the WindEEE Dome, and the potential to promote innovative research and extensive collaborations nationally and internationally.

WindEEE RI’s areas of research target the three EEE’s: wind Engineering, Energy and Environment. Main topics include impact of non-synoptic wind systems (such as tornadoes and downbursts) on buildings and structures, optimization of wind farms and wind turbines, physical modelling of flow over rough surfaces, urban canopies, complex topography and forestry, outdoor and indoor air quality, and wind-driven
rain and snow. Also, ancillary research is conducted on risk analysis and models, power grid operations, policy, economics, and decision-making models.

Collaborations focus on but are not limited to insurance, wind and solar energy, electric transmission/distribution, and construction materials industries.


WindEEE Research Institute
Western University
2535 Advanced Avenue
London, Ontario
N6M 0E2

Areas of Expertise

Impacts of extreme wind systems (such as tornadoes and hurricanes) on the built-environment

Renewable energy (such as wind and solar) resource assessment and technology development

Physical modelling of complex flow over urban canopies, topography and forestry

Outdoor and indoor air quality and thermal comfort

Wind-driven-rain, -snow and -debris; fire and smoke propagation


Product R&D
Facility Access & Testing

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Published: September 20, 2021

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