SEDA MSc students’ work presented at international conference

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Alethia Venegas and Hendren Abdulrahman, who were MSc students on the School’s Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture (SEDA) programme in 2013, have had research from their Masters dissertations presented at an international conference in London (Building Simulation and Optimization BSO14, 23-24 June 2014). Alethia’s paper examined the thermal performance of flexible social housing units in Mexico City for current and future climate scenarios. Hendren’s paper investigated the development and optimization of a hybrid (passive + active) house design for Tehran. The conference papers were presented by SEDA’s programme director, Professor Steve Sharples, who said “many of the presentations at BSO14 were from funded projects and large research groups. It is an impressive achievement by Alethia and Hendren to have their Masters research accepted for this conference”.