Health, wellbeing, and indoor air quality
Low energy buildings must support the health and wellbeing of the occupants by maintaining year-round thermal comfort and good indoor air quality. Our work informs design guides and standards and the policies adopted by governments.
UKRI-funded project which aims to quantify the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings, and thereby offer guidance on the ventilation operation and future design of non-domestic buildings. The project is a joint programme of work between Loughborough University, University College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of Nottingham, the University of Sheffield and London South Bank University. The work involves laboratory testing, field monitoring, computer simulation and analytical modelling.
Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation for Indian Residences (LECaVIR)Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation for Indian Residences (LECaVIR)
This EPSRC GCRF-funded project is delivering design guidance for low energy cooling for Indian residences through natural ventilation and mixed-mode mechanisms.
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Innovate UK via BTS, in collaboration with Build Test Solutions (BTS) and SOAP Retrofit.
Low carbon climate-responsive Heating and Cooling of Cities (LoHCool).
Working with the BRE to analyse data from the most recent National Energy Follow Up Survey (BEIS).
This ASHRAE-funded project, conducted in collaboration with Loughborough University’s Design School, modernised the database on clothing thermal properties used internationally for human thermal comfort evaluation.
Global Challenges Research Fund via the British Academy to research and develop interventions and low-cost options for remodelling formally- and informally built spaces in culturally sensitive ways to reduce heat stress and improve well-being in Ghana.
Funded by Tyres, and working closely with Hilson Moran, this research is examining the causes of the differences in predictions of overheating by dynamic thermal simulation and measurements.
Professor Malcolm Cook
Malcolm is a leading expert in low energy building design and ventilation with over 25 years of experience in modelling natural ventilation air flows using advanced, computational fluid dynamics techniques. He is the Associate Dean of Research at the School and a Professor of Building Performance Analysis.