Sustainable Environments Research Group (SERG)


Some recent publications from SERG include:

Dr David Chow

Chow, D. H. C. (2017). Indoor Environmental Quality: Thermal Comfort. In Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Technologies (pp. 209-219).

Sigalingging, R., Chow, D., & Sharples, S. (2017). Assessing cooling energy load and dehumidification in housing built to Passivhaus standard in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 33rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Edinburgh.

Shen, T., Chow, D. H. C., & Darkwa, J. (2016). Simulating the influence of microclimatic design on mitigating the Urban Heat Island effect in the Hangzhou Metropolitan Area of China. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 11(1), 130-139.

Dr Stephen Finnegan

Finnegan, S. (2018). Embodied Carbon of Sustainable Technologies. In F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), Embodied Carbon in Buildings Measurement, Management, and Mitigation (1 ed., pp. 287-300). Springer International Publishing: Springer.
doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-72796-7

Finnegan, S., Sharples, S., Johnston, T., & Fulton, M. (2018). The carbon impact of a UK safari park – Application of the GHG protocol using measured energy data. Energy, 153, 256-264.
doi: 10.1016/

Finnegan, S. (2017). New Financial Strategies for Sustainable Buildings (1 ed.). Taylor & Francis.
doi: 10.4324/9781315563725

Dr Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez

Urbano Gutierrez, R. D. C., & Al-Graiti, A. L. I. (2018). Investigations on the application of nanomaterials to improve the environmental performance of buildings. In Proc. Of Passive and Low Energy Architecture conference, 10-12 December, Hong Kong.

Agkathidis, A., & Urbano Gutierrez, R. (2018). Sustainable Retrofits: Post War Residential Towers in Britain. London: Routledge.

Urbano Gutierrez, R. (2017). From Bulbs to Bacteria. The Challenges of Artificial Lighting. Arquitectura Viva, (197), 70-75.

Dr Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi

Mohammadpourkarbasi, H., Marsh, D. (2017). Business case for exceeding the Greater London Authority energy plan. CIBSE Technical Symposium 2017, Session 14, Paper 2. Loughborough, UK. 

Mohammadpourkarbasi, H., Pitman, A., & Marsh, D. (2016).  Life cycle cost of mechanical and electrical services. CIBSE Technical Symposium 2016, Session 17. Edinburgh, UK. 

Mohammadpourkarbasi, H., Sharples, S. (2013). The eco-refurbishment of a 19th Century terraced house: energy and cost performance for current and future UK climates. Buildings, 3, 220-244. 

Professor Steve Sharples

Sun C, Zhang R, Sharples S, and Zhang H (2018) A longitudinal study of summertime occupant behaviour and thermal comfort in office buildings in northern China, Building and Environment, 143, 404-420

Alshenaifi M and Sharples S (2018) Investigating the impact of architectural form and wind direction on the performance of a passive downdraught evaporative cooling tower in Saudi Arabia. Proc. PLEA 2018, 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Honk Kong, 10-12 December 2018      

Radhi, H., Sharples, S., Taleb, H., and Fahmy, M. (2017). Will cool roofs improve the thermal performance of our built environment? A study assessing roof systems in Bahrain. Energy and Buildings, 135, 324-337