Building Efficiency and Reducing Energy Demand why?





University of South Australia, Research Node for Low Carbon Living Presents ‘Building Efficiency and Reducing Energy Demand why?’
By Guest Lecturer Professor Tadj Oreszczyn, UCL Energy Institute, University College London.

Can building energy efficiency and demand reduction make a difference?

The presentation will provide a historic perspective on the different drivers for energy demand reduction and energy efficiency in the UK residential stock. What empirical evidence do we have about what has happened and why? How will the drivers change in the future and what impact will this have on technologies, their deployment and the research required to support a future low carbon energy system? The presentation will conclude by exploring the role that energy epidemiology can play in the deployment of future energy systems.

Professor Tadj Oreszczyn, is the Director of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), Director of the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) and Professor of Energy and Environment at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. Prof Oreszczyn was the founding Director of the UCL Energy Institute, a highly multi-disciplinary group of 170 staff and HDR students working on a £28m portfolio of funded projects. The UCL Energy Institute has the aim of accelerating the transition to a globally sustainable energy system through world-class energy research, education and policy support. Prof Oreszczyn is also the Director of the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology based at the UCL Energy Institute. This centre undertakes research to help the UK reduce its energy demand in buildings and transport and is one of six government funded research centres in energy demand. The centre is currently leading the establishment of an International Energy Agency Annex (70) in building energy epidemiology.

Prof Oreszczyn has for 34 years undertaken energy and building research with a particular focus around the performance gap between theory and practice and the unintended consequences (health, comfort, etc.) of building energy efficiency. He has been involved in over 170 research publications. He was invited to give evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on Energy Efficiency, and he has co-authored two papers for the special issues of the Lancet on Energy and Health and prepared three papers for a State of Science Review for the Office of Science and Innovation. Prof Oreszczyn has provided research support for the development of the English and Welsh Building Regulations and he has presented at invited public and academic lectures at the Royal Society and the Royal Institution.  Prof Oreszczyn is a Fellow and a Vice President of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and sits on the CIBSE Board.

Date and time
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 12.30-1.30pm

Bradley Forum
Level 5, Hawke Building
UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide
University of South Australia

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