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The LCB has an international profile in the field of carbon counting, building performance monitoring, post-occupancy evaluation, low-carbon retrofitting and climate change adaptation of buildings and neighbourhoods. The group also has world-leading expertise in the study of thermal comfort, in particular the adaptive approach based on field surveys. Publications from the group in low-carbon buildings and sustainable design are recognised international references. Other related areas of expertise include urban energy modelling using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), low carbon communities and design of low-energy buildings in diverse climates.
Carbon mapping is a novel localised Geographical Information System based approach to plan mass energy retrofits and provide targeted low carbon measures across cities. It uses the RIBA award-winning DECoRuM model.
Design, guidance, energy modelling and post construction evaluation for low-carbon building design and retrofits, particularly using passive, bioclimatic methods combined with low and zero carbon technologies.
Evaluating the building performance and occupant comfort in non-domestic and domestic buildings, both new-build and refurbishments, across a variety of life cycle stages.
Community led initiatives play a vital role in raising awareness about climate change, implementing sustainable energy measures and in creating a demand for sustainable infrastructure. Our studies analyse the strengths and limitations of these community initiatives to identify the most effective and viable support strategies and measures.
Simulation based climate change risk assessment for neighbourhoods and developments to create and test adaptation packages for mitigation.
The Low Carbon Building group offers expert technical advice to organisations like the United Nations to help create a common global language for the measurement of the carbon footprint of buildings across the world.
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Director of Low Carbon Building Group School of Architecture Oxford Brookes University Headington Campus Gipsy Lane Oxford UK OX3 0BP