Kevin Lomas is Professor of Building Simulation in the Building Energy Research Group, Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University (LU). Prior to this Professor Lomas was Director of the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development at De Montfort University.
Kevin has 25 years of experience in building energy research having worked on or led 31 projects. These recently have included the joint LU and UCL CaRB consortium ”Carbon reduction in buildings: a socio-technical, longitudinal study of carbon use in buildings“ and the 4M consortium “Measurement, modelling, mapping and management: a methodology for shrinking the urban carbon footprint”. Two other EPSRC projects concerned with climate change and the built environment are also being advanced. These and other projects have required monitoring and modelling research to enable better management of domestic and non-domestic building energy demand.
Practice-based research on low-energy buildings that use advanced natural ventilation have included projects in the UK, China, the USA and Australia, many have won architectural or engineering awards. Reflections on these practical projects were made during a recent period as a Leverhulme Research Fellow.
Kevin is the Loughborough Director of the London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand (CDT).