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 Expert  729223

Expert in Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Compliance with Building Regulations


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has expertise in the use of DesignBuilder software to assess building designs from concept stage through to final completion for compliance with Part L2 of the UK Building Regulations and also checking for summer over heating and acceptable comfort levels plus summer and winter design calculations for plant sizing.
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building design

Expert is expert in DesignBuilder software for performing SBEM calcuations to show compliance with Part L2 of the UK Building Regulations and running simulations of the building's thermal performance using DesignBuilder as the interface to the powerful EnergyPlus simulation software.
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computer software

Expert runs regular courses for energy assesors training them to produce Energy Performance Certificates and BRUKL reports for Building Control. Also courses on DesignBuilder/EnergyPlus simulation software.
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computer-based training

Expert is expert at using DesignBuilder EnergyPlus software to provide a detailed analysis of the energy use in a building.
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energy analysis software

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energy efficiency analysis

Expert is expert in energy conservation in building having manged part of the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme for the Building Research Estabishment during which time he was responsible for producing Best Practice Guides and running a national programme of workshops on energy efficiency and energy management in buildings.
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energy conservation

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energy efficiency

Expert is expert in using the DesignBuilder software to conduct parametric studies to optimise the energy performance of buildings to achieve the most energy efficient design. The recently developed fast simulation algorithm in DesignBuilder is ideal for such studies.
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energy efficient building design


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1969   PhD   Aerodynamics   Imperial College, University of London  
1966   MSc   Aeronautical Engineering   Imperial College, London University  
1964   BSC   Physics   Kings College, University of London   2.1

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Director/Owner

 

Set up and run business, main provider of services

1995 to 1999

 

Building Research Establishment

 

Head of Non-Domestic Buildings

 

Develop and deliver non-domestic part of Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme

1972 to 1994

 

Electricity Council Research Centre

 

Research Officer and finally General Manager

 

Research intially and then general management of site

1969 to 1971

 

NASA through National Science Foundation

 

Engineer

 

Post doctoral research


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

CIBSE - Registered as Low Carbon Consultant


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1995 to 1999   Building Research Establishment   Head of Non-Domestic Buildings   He developed and delivered the Non-Domestic Buildings part of the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Worked with an architect over a period of a year on design of a school, assessing his designs for compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations. At each stage this involved calculating the Building Carbon Emission rate (BER) using the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM). Wrote a final report demonstrating compliance that was accepted by Building Control
  • Worked with developer on the specification of three industrail units that were already under construction but did not comply with Part L of the Building Regulations. Recommended changes to the specification and produced SBEM calculations to demonstrate compliance together with report that was accepted by Building Control
  • Worked with large developer on the specification of two new colleges that had been put out to tender by the education authority. Advised on minimum standards for insulation and HVAC system to achieve compliance with the Building Regulations. Unfortunately the developer did not win the contract.
  • Worked with architectural practice on specification of office extension. This involved advising on specification of insulation levels, heating system and lighting in order to achieve compliance with the Building Reguilations. Completed SBEM calculation that was accepted by Building Control.
  • Worked with CIBSE on gathering data from the industry for the development of the methodology for producing Dispaly Energy Certicates. Data was analysed and submitted in report to the working group.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1969 to 1971   USA   He was responsible for a progamme of research at Langley Airforce Base, Virgina

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Basic competency adequate for holidays

Market Research:
Conversant with trends, legislation and main players in UK to reduce carbon emissions through more efficient buildings. Have links with main UK accreditation schemes for energy assesors, CIBSE, RIBA and other organisations in the sector.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Developed and delivered courses to train energy assessors to produce Energy Performance Certificates and show compliance with Part L2 of UK Building Regulations. Developed and delivered seminars on Part L2 of UK Building Regulations. Developed and delivered workshops for Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Sourced software provider, DesignBuilder Software and recruited and trained trainers.

Other Skills and Services

Writing editing and presentational skills. Market research in my area and business management.


 

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