Cliff Elwell

Cliff Elwell

Centre Deputy Director (LoLo CDT)

Cliff Elwell

Centre Deputy Director (LoLo CDT)
UCL Energy Institute
clifford.elwell@ucl.ac.uk

Biography

Cliff Elwell is Lecturer in Energy Demand and the Built Environment at UCL Energy Institute, where he is Deputy Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand and Departmental Graduate Tutor (Research) for the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources.

Cliff’s research interests build on his experience in physics, materials science and energy systems. He has an active interest in applying the tools and techniques – measurement, experimental design, data analysis etc – of these disciplines in the energy demand domain, in relation to relevant policy and economic issues. Aside from a core interest in the measurement of energy use, drivers and consequent factors, and relation to physical principles, Cliff is actively involved in research on smart energy systems and the analysis and interpretation of energy use data.

Recently Cliff has contributed to a range of projects, including:

The development of a novel technique to characterise the thermal performance of building elements utilising Bayesian analysis
Estimation of the efficiency improvement associated with the replacement of conventional with condensing boilers in the building stock from national datasets
Investigation of the thermal performance of floors and walls, and the unintended consequences of retrofitting
Cliff was previously seconded to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), where he developed a holistic vision of smart energy systems.

Projects

W8UP11 – Understanding Ventilation in Occupied Case Study Dwellings with System 1 Ventilation Strategy (Trickle Vents and Mechanical Extract Fans)

UCL congratulates another LoLo PhD success

UCL congratulates another LoLo PhD success

W8UP8 – Evaluating the in-situ thermal performance of loft insulation in occupied dwellings: determination of U-values and opportunities for minimising heat loss

Press Release: New research finds SIGNIFICANT potential for retrofit energy savings in homes

Press Release: New research finds SIGNIFICANT potential for retrofit energy savings in homes

W8UP1 The temporal and spatial variability of ventilation rate in an occupied case-study dwelling

W8UP2 – Pilot study: Investigating the in-situ thermal performance of loft insulation in a cold-pitched roof

W8UP2 – Pilot study: Investigating the in-situ thermal performance of loft insulation in a cold-pitched roof

W7UP1 – Pilot Study: Developing a simple model to estimate whole house heat loss which requires minimal input measurements

W3UP4 – A study of heat-loss in pre-1919 suspended timber ground floors

W3UP8 – Pre-1919 suspended timber ground floors in the UK: estimating in-situ U-values and heat loss reduction potential of interventions

W3UP8 – Pre-1919 suspended timber ground floors in the UK: estimating in-situ U-values and heat loss reduction potential of interventions

W5UP9 – A novel method for the estimation of thermophysical properties of walls from short and seasonal-independent in-situ surveys

W3UP5 – Taking Charge: Perceived control and acceptability of domestic demand-side response

W3UP5 – Taking Charge: Perceived control and acceptability of domestic demand-side response

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