Paul Ruyssevelt

Paul Ruyssevelt

Chair of Energy & Building Performance

Paul Ruyssevelt

Chair of Energy & Building Performance
UCL Energy Institute
p.ruyssevelt@ucl.ac.uk

Biography

Paul is an architect with 30 years experience in the field of low energy and sustainable buildings. In 1984 designed a group of superinsulated houses which he went on to help build, live in and monitor for 3 years.

Paul has run an energy monitoring company and, for ten years, managed the energy team at the major engineering consultancy. Paul was UK MD at Energy for Sustainable Development Ltd from 1999 and in 2008 he became Strategic Projects Director for ESD’s parent Camco, an international company working across all sectors in the fields of carbon, climate change, sustainable energy and sustainability. Prior to joining UCL Paul worked with the Technology Strategy Board to support the reporting and dissemination of the Retrofit for the Future programme and the Energy Efficient Whitehall programme.

Paul joined the UCL Energy Institute in January 2012 to take up the chair in Energy and Building Performance and lead the institutes’s activities in the field of non-domestic buildings. He is also the Institute’s Director of Enterprise.

Research Summary

Project leader for the UCL Energy Institute’s involvement in the development of Carbon Buzz (http://www.carbonbuzz.org/), an online database which collects anonymous building energy consumption data to highlight the performance gap between design predictions and actual energy and environmental performance in use.

Projects

Fully funded PhD Studentship in Analysis of high resolution energy data from public sector buildings

Fully funded PhD Studentship in Analysis of high resolution energy data from public sector buildings

W8UP3 Impact of data availability and model complexity on prediction of energy consumption in Camden schools

W7UP5 – Understanding the causes of performance issues in buildings; a student accommodation post-occupancy evaluation case study

W7UP5 – Understanding the causes of performance issues in buildings; a student accommodation post-occupancy evaluation case study

W5UP7 – The impacts of project scale, scope and risk allocation on financial returns for clients and contractors in Energy Performance Contracts – a stochastic modelling analysis

W5UP7 – The impacts of project scale, scope and risk allocation on financial returns for clients and contractors in Energy Performance Contracts – a stochastic modelling analysis

W5UP1 – A Probabilistic Analysis of the Factors Affecting Returns for Clients and ESCOs in Schools Energy Retrofit Projects

W5UP1 – A Probabilistic Analysis of the Factors Affecting Returns for Clients and ESCOs in Schools Energy Retrofit Projects

W6UP5 – Life in the gap: how does a construction company respond to the challenge of targets for energy and carbon in-use?

W6UP1 – Setting energy targets in context: a case study in the construction industry

W6UP1 – Setting energy targets in context: a case study in the construction industry

Supervisors