Strong LSA Presence at Major International Sustainability Conference

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The School of Architecture was very strongly represented at the 35th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference ‘Planning for Post Carbon Cities’ that was held (virtually) in A Coruña, Spain from the 1st to the 3rd September 2020. Seven papers were presented by staff and students:

Al Derbi, B The embodied carbon analysis of a nearly zero energy building (nZEB) SIPs house in the UK.

Alharthi, M and Sharples, S Modelling and testing extendable shading devices to mitigate thermal discomfort in a hot arid climate

Ayyad, Y and Sharples, S The effect of street grid form and orientation on urban wind flows and pedestrian thermal comfort

Du, J and Sharples, S Biophilic atrium design: an analysis of photosynthetically active radiation for indoor plant systems

Liu, C, Mohammadpourkarbasi, H and Sharples, S Analysing energy savings and overheating risks of retrofitting Chinese rural dwellings to the Passivhaus EnerPHit standard

Mohammadpourkarbasi, H and Sharples, S Life cycle cost and carbon appraisal for a prefabricated residential development in London

Zhao, W, Chow, D and Sharples, S Developing adaptive thermal comfort models and evaluation criteria for rural low-income residents in China

Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi’s study on life cycle cost won a Best Paper at Conference award and PhD student Yara Ayyad received a prestigious registration scholarship from the Society of Building Science Educators, with the support of the Jeffrey Cook Trust.