Two students present their work to a team of EDF researchers in Paris

Two students present their work to a team of EDF researchers in Paris
20th March 2011 Alison Parker

The London-Loughborough Centre for doctoral research in energy demand held its first Annual Colloquium on Friday 5 November 2011. The Colloquium included a poster presentation session by current students and affiliate students working at UCL and Loughborough in related areas. The winner of the competition, judged by a panel of our Advisory Board Chair and LoLo management team was Rokia Raslan (Rokia is now a Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute).

View her winning poster here – Predictive Variability In Energy Performance Compliance Verification Tools.

The two runners up, Stephanie Gauthier (UCL Energy Institute) and Clare Littleford (Loughborough University) won a visit to Paris. Focusing on energy demand and dynamic of consumption in homes and in offices, two PhD students presented their research to members of the Research and Development team at EDF Energy in Paris on Friday 18 March 2011.

Stephanie Gauthier introduced the results of a pilot study mapping people responses to thermal discomfort in dwellings using a SenseCam. Clare Littleford then looked at methods applied to record energy consumption behaviour by office workers. These two presentations raised interesting questions on ways that culture impacts on people’s behaviour and on ways that behaviour can be mapped and modelled.

Stephanie Gauthier is a core student of the LoLo Centre, starting her PhD studies in 2009.

Read more about her project here – Mapping thermal discomfort responses in residential environments.
Also view her poster here – Mapping thermal discomfort responses in residential environments poster
Clare Littleford is a PhD student based in the Transport Group in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University.

View her poster here – Energy consumption behaviour by individuals in office settings.