In this event, leading experts in environmental design, across academia and industry, will discuss opportunities for passive cooling retrofitting and construction in the UK and challenges that need to be overcome.
Category: #2 Climate Accessibility [Science/Industry]
In 2022, temperatures of over 40°C were recorded in the UK for the first time and predictions indicate that the coming decades will see an increase in the intensity and frequency of heat waves. Ensuring that the spaces we live, work, and travel in remain at safe temperatures is crucial and to achieve this in an energy efficient manner, passive cooling strategies need to be implemented at scale. In this event, leading experts in environmental design, across academia and industry, will discuss opportunities for passive cooling retrofitting and construction in the UK and challenges that need to be overcome.
Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE FREng, director of Research in the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge and co-founder of Breathing Buildings.
Dr Rosa Schiano-Phan, Reader in Architecture and Environmental Design at the School of Architecture and Cities of the University of Westminster and co-author of The Architecture of Natural Cooling.
Dr Joel Gustafsson, founder of JG Consulting with extensive experience in environmental design, with many of his projects having set important precedents supporting the reduction of environmental impacts of the built environment.
About the organiser:
Dr Monika Kreitmair is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Engineering and Cambridge Zero David MacKay Research Associate at Darwin College. Her research explores the impact of underground infrastructure on the thermal climate of the subsurface and further ramifications of this on the potential of geothermal energy structures for provision of heating and cooling in cities. Another component of her work focusses on how uncertainties affect deployment strategies to access the geothermal resource.