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The impact of building form on overheating control: A case study of Larch House (2020)
Journal Article
Lavafpour, Y., Lavaf Pour, Y., Sharples, S., & Gething, B. (in press). The impact of building form on overheating control: A case study of Larch House. Architectural Science Review, https://doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2020.1759503

Amid recent concern about overheating in Passivhaus, this study investigates geometrical implication of façade design to alleviate overheating in new build energy-efficient homes in the UK. The study proposes self-shading façade design as a less conv... Read More about The impact of building form on overheating control: A case study of Larch House.

Comparison of prediction tools to determine their reliability on calculating operational heating consumption by monitoring no-fines concrete dwellings (2018)
Journal Article
Sierra, F., Mahdjoubi, L., Gething, B., Alzaatreh, A., Fitton, R., & Marshall, A. (2018). Comparison of prediction tools to determine their reliability on calculating operational heating consumption by monitoring no-fines concrete dwellings. Energy and Buildings, 176, 78-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.07.012

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Nowadays most retrofit decisions are based on reducing CO2 / heating consumption. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of three tools (RdSAP, SAP and IES) often used to predict these reductions. Three no-fines c... Read More about Comparison of prediction tools to determine their reliability on calculating operational heating consumption by monitoring no-fines concrete dwellings.

Disaggregating high-resolution gas metering data using pattern recognition (2018)
Journal Article
Alzaatreh, A., Mahdjoubi, L., Gething, B., & Sierra, F. (2018). Disaggregating high-resolution gas metering data using pattern recognition. Energy and Buildings, 176, 17-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.07.011

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Growing concern about the scale and extent of the gap between predicted and actual energy performance of new and retrofitted UK homes has led to a surge in the development of new tools and technologies trying to address the probl... Read More about Disaggregating high-resolution gas metering data using pattern recognition.

Towards an energy ‘literate’ architecture graduate? UK educators’ and students’ evaluation (2018)
Journal Article
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., & Gething, B. (2018). Towards an energy ‘literate’ architecture graduate? UK educators’ and students’ evaluation. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 14(4), 317-329. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2017.1364217

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Whilst calls for upskilling and retraining the UK construction workforce to meet increasingly stringent energy targets are repeatedly documented in construction strategy and policy repor... Read More about Towards an energy ‘literate’ architecture graduate? UK educators’ and students’ evaluation.

Do domestic heating controls save energy? A review of the evidence (2018)
Journal Article
Lomas, K., Oliveira, S., Warren, P., Haines, V., Chatterton, T., Beizaee, A., …Gething, B. (2018). Do domestic heating controls save energy? A review of the evidence. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 93, 52-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.05.002

© 2018 The Authors Claims about the benefits of heating controls are often biased, unsubstantiated, misleading, or incorrect. This paper presents a systematic and critical international review of the evidence for the energy saving, cost effectiveness... Read More about Do domestic heating controls save energy? A review of the evidence.

Heating controls: International evidence base and policy experiences (2017)
Report
Oliveira, S., Prestwood, E., Chatterton, T., Poghosyan, A., & Gething, B. (2017). Heating controls: International evidence base and policy experiences

This report presents a synthesis in the form of narrative summaries of the international evidence base and policy experiences on heating controls in the domestic sector. The research builds on the former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)... Read More about Heating controls: International evidence base and policy experiences.

Co-adapting or adopting? Learning from a large scale comparative case study of four UK architecture firms (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., & Gething, B. (2017, September). Co-adapting or adopting? Learning from a large scale comparative case study of four UK architecture firms. Paper presented at Architecture Connects, AAE 2017

Whilst strategies for co-producing research in architecture are widely debated, the practical complexities and effects of engaging with, discussing and observing ‘designers’ at work are rarely reported. The purpose of this paper is to examine the ‘em... Read More about Co-adapting or adopting? Learning from a large scale comparative case study of four UK architecture firms.

Heated living - Residents valuation of heating practices in low carbon architecture (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., Gething, B., Agha-Hossein, M., & Kougionis, T. (2017, July). Heated living - Residents valuation of heating practices in low carbon architecture. Paper presented at Design to thrive

Abstract: Low carbon homes are often designed to accommodate advanced heating control technologies. These technologies are expected to contribute to better performing buildings and a comfortable indoor environment. Recent research focusing on the rol... Read More about Heated living - Residents valuation of heating practices in low carbon architecture.

Making energy behaviour research relevant to policy: A tale of two studies (2017)
Journal Article
Chatterton, T., Tsang, F., Oliveira, S., Burge, P., Prestwood, E., Poghosyan, A., & Gething, B. (2017). Making energy behaviour research relevant to policy: A tale of two studies

Within a context of shrinking government resources and greater pressure on academics and other researchers to generate ‘impact’ from (publically funded) research there is a greater need than ever to ensure that published research is readily usable by... Read More about Making energy behaviour research relevant to policy: A tale of two studies.

The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Sexton, M., Marco, E., & Gething, B. (2017, April). The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms. Paper presented at Professional Practices in the Built Environment conference, University of Reading 27th April 2017

Whilst some architects engage in energy analysis discussions early in design, in most cases building services engineers carry out modelling and simulation tasks often at late stages of design. Recently, however, a number of large architecture firms h... Read More about The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms.

Design leap! Developing a divergent tool through film for use within the architectural design process (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hynam, M., Sara, R., Mosley, J., & Gething, B. (2017, April). Design leap! Developing a divergent tool through film for use within the architectural design process. Paper presented at CA²RE (CONFERENCE FOR ARTISTIC AND ARCHITECTURAL (DOCTORAL) RESEARCH)

This paper and accompanying short films (www.designleap.org/478/) have been produced to inform the development of a wider design research based PhD. The aim of the PhD is to develop a divergent tool to help designers be more creative within the early... Read More about Design leap! Developing a divergent tool through film for use within the architectural design process.

Impact of the position of the window in the reveal of a cavity wall on the heat loss and the internal surface temperature of the head of an opening with a steel lintel (2017)
Journal Article
Sierra, F., Gething, B., Bai, J., & Maksoud, T. (2017). Impact of the position of the window in the reveal of a cavity wall on the heat loss and the internal surface temperature of the head of an opening with a steel lintel. Energy and Buildings, 142, 23-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.02.037

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The interface between the head of the window and the wall represents one of the largest thermal bridges of a building and one of the areas with the highest risk of surface condensation. This paper confirmed the importance, and in... Read More about Impact of the position of the window in the reveal of a cavity wall on the heat loss and the internal surface temperature of the head of an opening with a steel lintel.

Evolutionary, not revolutionary–logics of early design energy modelling adoption in UK architecture practice (2016)
Journal Article
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., Gething, B., & Organ, S. (2017). Evolutionary, not revolutionary–logics of early design energy modelling adoption in UK architecture practice. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(3), 168-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2016.1267606

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper examines the effects of early stage design energy modelling technology on architects’ design practice. Energy analysis in design has traditionally been the domain of the build... Read More about Evolutionary, not revolutionary–logics of early design energy modelling adoption in UK architecture practice.

Outwith domain...within terrain - Effects of early design energy modelling on architects' design practice (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., Getting, B., & Organ, S. (2016, June). Outwith domain...within terrain - Effects of early design energy modelling on architects' design practice. Paper presented at International Conference on Integrated Design

This paper examines the effects of early stage design energy modelling technology on architects’ design practice. Energy analysis in design has traditionally been the domain of the building services engineer with emphasis placed on verifying establis... Read More about Outwith domain...within terrain - Effects of early design energy modelling on architects' design practice.

The business case for adapting buildings to climate change: Niche or mainstream? (2014)
Report
Thompson, M., Cooper, I., & Gething, B. (2014). The business case for adapting buildings to climate change: Niche or mainstream?. Innovate UK

This report analyses the opportunities and challenges facing designers in adapting buildings for a changing UK climate. This industry-led report, ‘The business case for adapting buildings to climate change: Niche or mainstream?’, is mainly aimed a... Read More about The business case for adapting buildings to climate change: Niche or mainstream?.

Analysis of residents' approaches to heat(ing) in their homes (allowable solutions Hanham Hall report of key findings)
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Oliveira, S., Marco, E., & Gething, B. Analysis of residents' approaches to heat(ing) in their homes (allowable solutions Hanham Hall report of key findings)

Household energy use accounts for almost 60% across the EU and more than a quarter of all energy used in the UK (Palmer and Cooper, 2013). Space heating accounts for almost 67% of energy consumption across average European homes (Odyssee-Mure 2015) a... Read More about Analysis of residents' approaches to heat(ing) in their homes (allowable solutions Hanham Hall report of key findings).


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