Paula Cosar Jorda completed her degree in Building Engineering at UPV (University Polytechnic of Valencia), Spain. She carried out her final dissertation within the LEEDR project achieving the grade of 'Outstanding'. Subsequently, she started her Phd with the LEEDR project in the development of a socio-technical study to assess the likely energy reduction in family homes.
Currently, Paula is working for the Hot House project.
My research interests are related to the investigation of energy reduction possibilities in domestic buildings. The main areas of interest are on one hand the effect of natural ventilation on space heating consumption and on the other hand the importance of user behaviour and user expectations in the home to achieve a reduction in the energy demand.
Previous research projects
- Phd researcher on the LEEDR project
- Identifying the opportunities for ICT based energy demand reduction in family homes. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting.
- Estimating the air change rates in dwellings using a heat balance approach.
- Estimating the potential reductions in energy demand through efficiency, control and lifestyle change in a real home.
- Energy in the home: Everyday life and the effect on time of use.