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Seminar: Building Energy Efficiency and Reducing Energy Demand: Why?

Monday, 20 February 2017
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The CRC for Low Carbon Living UNSW Node in High Performance Architecture is pleased to host a presentation on Building Energy Efficiency and Reducing Energy Demand: Why? led by Professor Tadj Oreszczyn (University College London).

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. Examples of the role that energy epidemiology can play in the deployment of a future energy system will be presented.

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Professor Tadj Oreszczyn
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. Prior to becoming the Director of BSEER in August 2014, Prof Oreszczyn was the founding Director of the UCL Energy Institute, a highly multi-disciplinary group of 170 staff and MSc/MRes/PhD 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.

Professor 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.