Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Civil and Building Engineering

School staff

Firth, Steven

Dr Steven Firth

  • MEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA
  • Senior Lecturer in Building Performance Modelling / Programme Director for MRes Built Environment: Energy Demand Studies
  • +44 (0)1509 228546
  • Building Energy Demand
  • Building Energy Research
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My core areas of expertise includes end-use energy demand in domestic buildings, large-scale home energy surveys, detailed energy monitoring studies and national stock energy modelling. My research focuses on the synergies and gaps at the interfaces with other disciplines, working alongside colleagues in social science, psychology, ICT, non-domestic buildings and transport systems.

Download CV - www-staff.lboro.ac.uk/~cvskf/Steven_Firth_CV.pdf

Research Council UK and EU Research Projects - as Principal Investigator:

REFIT: Personalised Retrofit Decision Support Tools for UK Homes using Smart Home Technology, £1.5m, 2012-2015, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/K002457/1) www.refitsmarthomes.org

Disaggregated Scenarios for Demand Studies (DS4DS), £120k, 2011-2012, UK Energy Research Centre, www.ds4ds.org

Research Council UK and EU Research Projects - as Co-Investigator:

TEDDINET: network of (Build)TEDDI projects, £560k, 2013 - 2017, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/L013681/1)

SECURE: SElf Conserving URban Environments, £2.7m, 2011-2015, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/I002154/1), www.secure-project.org

REViSITE: Roadmap Enabling Vision and Strategy for ICT-enabled Energy Efficiency, £1.5m, 2010-2012, European Commission FP7 (248705), www.revisite.eu

Measurement, Modelling, Mapping and Management (4M): An Evidence-Based Methodology for Understanding and Shrinking the Urban Carbon Footprint, £2.5m, 2008-2012, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/F007604/2), www.4mfootprint.org

Projects as Researcher:

Carbon Reduction in Buildings (CaRB): A socio-technical, longitudinal study of carbon use in buildings, £3.0m, 2004-2009, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (GR/S94377/01) – a four year, five university project funded by EPSRC/Carbon Trust/ESRC to monitor and model carbon emissions from UK domestic and non-domestic buildings

Raising Efficiency in Photovoltaic Systems: High Resolution Monitoring and Performance Analysis, PhD thesis, De Montfort University, 2002-2006 – a monitoring study of over 100 solar photovoltaic systems installed on domestic buildings across the UK – www-staff.lboro.ac.uk/~cvskf/Steven_Firth_PhD_Thesis.pdf

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External Activities

Journal Reviewer: Solar Energy; Energy; Building Services Engineering Research & Technology; International Journal of Sustainable Engineering; Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Building Research and Information, Applied Energy, Energy Policy

Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College


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