David Shipworth

David Shipworth

Reader, Energy and the Built Environment

David Shipworth

Reader, Energy and the Built Environment
UCL Energy Institute
d.shipworth@ucl.ac.uk

Biography

David’s primary research interests are in energy and sustainability assessment methods and modelling for buildings.

More specificially he is interested in the following areas:

Environmental impact assessment methods for buildings (particularly Life Cycle Assessment based approaches and their extensions).
Development of empirically based statistical models of energy use in homes (particularly use of graphical statistical models like Bayesian Networks).
Modelling the role of occupant behaviour and its influence on energy use in homes.
Researching and modelling instrument, aleatory and epistemic uncertainty and its impacts on our understanding of building energy use at buliding and stock levels.
Use of complex adaptive systems theory and methods (particularly landscape theory and random field theory) in modelling energy use in, and the environmental impact of, buildings.
Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research design and methods.
Epistemologically David is interested in the nature of modelling and how it constructs and constrains our understanding of the world.

Projects

NEW PAPER publication from LoLo PhD student Harry Kennard in the Journal of Public Health

NEW PAPER publication from LoLo PhD student Harry Kennard in the Journal of Public Health

W7UP8 Flexibility of morning heating demand in UK homes

W5UP11 What about demand-side response? Using behavioural economics to boost consumer switching rates to time-of-use electricity tariffs – evidence from field experiments

W5UP5 How can we encourage consumers to switch to time of use tariffs? Evidence from a randomised control trial on a nationally representative sample of British energy bill payers

W5UP5 How can we encourage consumers to switch to time of use tariffs? Evidence from a randomised control trial on a nationally representative sample of British energy bill payers

W7UP4 – Power temperature gradients as a fuel poverty indicator

W7UP2 – How household thermal routines shape patterns of heating demand

W7UP2 – How household thermal routines shape patterns of heating demand

W5UP4 – A novel method of determining events in combination gas boilers: Assessing the feasibility of a passive acoustic sensor

W5UP4 – A novel method of determining events in combination gas boilers: Assessing the feasibility of a passive acoustic sensor

W5UP6 – How can internal temperature data be used to determine whether households are zoning?

W5UP6 – How can internal temperature data be used to determine whether households are zoning?

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

W2UP7 – How can high-resolution temperature traces be used to assess building thermal performance?

W2UP17 – Can Central Heating Installers Influence Householders’ Habitual Space Heating Practices?

W2UP17 – Can Central Heating Installers Influence Householders’ Habitual Space Heating Practices?

W1UP3 – Mapping thermal discomfort responses in residential environments

W1UP3 – Mapping thermal discomfort responses in residential environments

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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