Graduate Research Education Programme in Engineering (GREP Eng) 2011-2015
Introduction of Integrated Building Energy Systems
The legacy of ad-hoc additional building systems installation (co-generation plant, wireless sensor networks, air conditioning etc. along with additional monitoring and actuation components) without proper commissioning, measurement and verification has resulted in the poor level of performance in current building stock operation. As the majority of buildings in 2050 will be current stock this issue needs to be urgently addressed in order to fulfil EU energy reduction targets for 2020 and later 2030 but also the zero energy goals of 2050. An integrated building services management approach can deliver the capability for continuous performance tracking and remediation given suitable contractual conditions between the building manager and the building services providers (FM and Energy Management Service Providers). However the adoption of new methodologies need to be underpinned by new business models and procurement strategies.
Research Interests: Energy System - Macroeconomy feedbacks, Energy Security, Energy Systems Modelling, Energy Security Indices, Energy Security & Risk Mitigation Policy, Environmental & Ecological economics.
Biography: James is a HEA funded, PhD researcher in the Graduate Research Engineering programme in Energy studying in the Environmental Research Institute in University College Cork. His research interests focus on energy security through energy systems models such as Irish TIMES and TIAM, the development of national energy security indices and integrated assessment models of the energy-economic system. James holds an M.Sc. in Energy Systems and the Environment (Strathclyde), an M.A. in Economic and Environmental Modelling (NUIG), and a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (NUIG).
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