Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

HOTHOUSE: Hot water provision in homes; consumption, storage and lifestyle.


Richard Buswell – Principal Investigator:
Dr Richard Buswell Richard is a Lecturer in the School of Civil and Building Engineering and part of the Building Energy Research Group. Prior to this he worked in industry managing the installation of building services systems as part of the construction of commercial buildings. Both industrial and academic project working has been multi-disciplinary based. His building energy research has focused on understanding the performance of building energy systems and how people interact with these. His PhD explored the application of uncertainty analysis for the robust implementation of condition monitoring systems. Homepage

Val Mitchell – Co-Investigator:
Dr Val Mitchell Val is a lecturer in the Loughborough Design School. She has over 15 years multidisciplinary research experience specialising in the development of user centred design methodologies for eliciting user requirements for future technologies and services. She was the lead human factors researcher in the Services Aggregation Trials for the DTI under ‘The Application Homes Initiative’. The project researched and developed new systems to provide householders with targeted information about domestic energy use, aggregating information and services to householders through a common user interface. Homepage

Christina Hopfe – Co-Investigator:
Professor Sarah Pink Christina is a senior lecturer in CBE, joining the BERG in 2013. Christina has relevant expertise in building performance simulation including hygrothermal behaviour, uncertainty/sensitivity analysis, and co-modelling. She has successfully conducted research projects in low energy design engineering, energy management and building performance simulation. Christina has co-led four national and international projects: one in partnership with the BRE using simulation tools to integrate renewable energy technologies in buildings; and an FP7 European funded project on energy management for public buildings (FP7-ICT- IST-FP7-285229). She is also a board member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association England, an organisation promoting advances in building simulation. Homepage

Kevin Lomas – Co-Investigator:
Dr Murray Thomson Kevin is an established career researcher with over 25 years of relevant experience having led over 15 research projects and 25 consultancy projects based on building energy and environment simulation and monitoring. In addition to research in the School of CBE he is the Academic Lead for the University Energy Research Challenge that brings together multi-disciplinary teams to address particular research questions. Kevin brings his extensive base of building energy demand expertise to the project. Homepage

Phil Eames – Co-Investigator:
Dr Murray Thomson Philip Eames is Professor of Renewable Energy and Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST). His research focuses on various aspects of renewable energy systems, energy in buildings and thermal energy storage. Topics currently being researched include vacuum glazing design and development, building retrofit for improved energy efficiency, building integrated and concentrator photovoltaic systems, thermal energy storage and solar thermal systems. Phil is the deputy director of iSTUTE and the project link to the EUED centres Homepage

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