Research and expertise

I am new to research, currently in R1 of the Energy Resilience in the Built Environment CDT, which I would thoroughly recommend.

I am looking into the creation of a dynamic and controllable national building energy management model for Great Britain, with a view to estimating the quantity of energy flexibility available for demand-side management.

If sufficient energy flexibility is available, it may assist with the transition from gas & oil heating to electrical-based heating. This would theoretically be achieved by reducing the peak electrical demand on the National Grid, by utilising the energy flexibility in GB homes.

Current research activity

  • A Dynamic and Controllable Building Stock model: to identify the quantity of energy flexibility present in UK homes.

Teaching

I contribute to learning and teaching activities in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, including:

Postgraduate

  • ERBE CDT Summer School

Profile

Career

I worked as the Technical Director for an SME developer and assisted with the design and construction of 26 low energy residential dwellings. I have a passion for low carbon construction and the application of innovative technologies, such as modular construction, to the built environment. My primary focus was on reducing the energy demand of dwellings through design and construction techniques, combined with an understanding of the building regulation requirements and technical standards required for the integration of innovative technology into the built environment.

Professional affiliations

  • Passivhaus Trust

Awards

  • Innovation 50 - Positive Homes Ltd

Key collaborators

My research and enterprise activities are conducted with a range of academic and stakeholder partners, including:

  • Dr Bianca Howard
  • Professor Kevin Lomas