About SusBCity

We are a Multidisciplinary Research Group focused on the evaluation, interpretation and discussion of diverse themes such as Energy Efficient, Environmental Comfort, Public Space, Urban Mobility, Building Technologies, within others, regarding sustainability in the building and the urban scale. We aim to generate and apply new methodologies and approaches to achieve a sustainable environment.

Our Skills

Curiosity and proactivity


Communication skills

Quick thinker

A people person and team player









Team Leader of SusBCity:

Prof. dr. Jorge Isaac Perén Montero

Prof. dr. Jorge Isaac Perén Montero is researcher and consultant in Energy-efficient and Environmental Design (Green Building). His research approach lies at the intersection between social physics (people), building physics (buildings) and urban physics (city). His research interest is on the optimization of ventilation systems by using the wind force and by developing an innovative building envelope design. He has expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Wind Tunnel experiments. His research interests are also in Wind-driven Ventilation and Building Aerodynamic, Environmental Comfort (Lighting, Ventilation, Acoustic), Urban Physics and Planning, Smart Living Environments and Sustainable Transformation, Design and Build Management using BIM. He is Member of the Brazilian Council of Architecture and Urbanism (CAU), Brazil and The Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects (SPIA), Panama. Perén received his Ph.D. at both the Department of the Built Environment of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in the Netherland, and at the Civil Construction Engineering Department of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil in Wind-driven Ventilation of Buildings under the supervision of Dr. Bert Blocken (TU/e) and Brenda Leite (USP). He received his Architect and Urban Planner's and Master's degrees from The São Carlos's Engineering School of the University of São Paulo (EESC/USP) in São Carlos, Brazil. His recent research activities include wind-driven cross ventilation potential in low-rise building; integration of wind-driven cross ventilation with HVAC; wind-driven ventilation potential in high-rise building, both by using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) and Wind Tunnel experiment. Perén has served on several Architect and Engineering Offices in Panama and Brazil. He has performed consultants in Building Acoustic in both countries (Panama and Brazil). He has produced several journal papers; two are already published in the journal Building and Environment (ISI Impact Factor 3.394) and one in the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamic (ISI Impact Factor 2.024). He is currently a reviewer for 7 ISI journals. His work has been featured in the special issue for the Architect Joao Filgueiras Lima "Lelé" in the Professional Magazine AU Education and FINESTRA (ARCOWEB) both in Brazil.

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Scientific Initiation Students:

Ana Araúz

Scientific Initiation

Lighting Design


mariadny guerra

Scientific Initiation

Walkability and Built Environment


celia cedeño

Scientific Initiation

Natural Ventilation in

High-rise Buildings


eneida sención

Scientific Initiation

Urban Materials and Outdoor Comfort