Dr Ian Ridley BSc, MSc, PhD is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design and Engineering in the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, where he is module leader on the Health and Comfort in Buildings and the Advanced Building Simulation modules. He will carry out on site monitoring, and computer simulation (p 21 person days). Ian Ridley has a background in physics and instrumentation; his PhD completed in 1995, at the Research in Building Group, University of Westminster, investigated the performance of superinsulated low energy social housing in the UK. He is a member of the FMNectar Consortium, which supports the DCLG in the development of UK building performance standards. Ian has been principal investigator, co investigator and named researcher on several research projects, since joining UCL in 1996. Current research interests include the interaction of ventilation, moisture, energy use and health in the built environment and the application of building simulation tools. He is currently monitoring the performance of the Low Energy Victorian house, owned by Camden Council which has been refurbished to reduce carbon emissions by 90%. He is also monitoring the “Barratt Green House” at the BRE Innovation park, the first Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 house built by a major homebuilder.
Ian worked on the Evaluation of the health impacts of the Warmfront Energy Efficiency Program, for which he managed the UCL project team which carried out fan pressurisation tests on 250 properties and carried out analysis of building survey data. The project is the most detailed study to date of fuel poor dwellings and includes detailed surveys of household questionnaires, monitored fuel use and environmental monitoring of temperature and relative humidity in 3100 dwellings both before and after the energy efficiency measures. Project Funded by the Energy saving Trust. He is also currently working on a project assessing the impact on public health of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas Emissions: Household Energy. This project uses building simulation and stock modelling and health calculations to predict and quantify the co and dis benefits are refurbishing the UK housing stock to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by the year 2030. Project funded by the Wellcome Trust and WHO.
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