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Climate Change – Energy and Resource Efficiency in the Built Environment, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 08 June 2021
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Climate Change – Energy and Resource Efficiency in the Built Environment, online

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Buildings and construction have been identified as having one of the greatest potentials for value creation and capture from the application of circular economy principles. This sector can make significant contributions to climate change mitigation.

ICE North West Graduates & Students are pleased to invite you to this talk on the theme of climate change in relation to the built environment.

Speakers from the University of Liverpool will share their research:

Dr David Hou Chi Chow
Minimising Building Energy Consumption with Climate Change in Different Climate Regions

 Dr Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi
Carbon-neutral target and Life Cycle Assessment

Dr Han-Mei Chen,
Climate Change and Circular Economy in the Built Environment: Product Reuse and Solid Waste Upcycling

It will be followed by a Q&A session, sharing learning and experience from both academia and industry.



Dr David Chow

Dr David Chow

Dr David Chow is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He is a registered CEng and Fellow of CIBSE and the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). His main research interests are in the field of how energy consumption in different types of buildings will be affected by future climate change, together with further urbanisation resulting in increasing urban heat island effects (including in rapidly developing economies such as China and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). He is also interested in how energy consumption in buildings can be minimised, by means of passive design strategies and improvements/incorporation of renewable technology systems.
Topic: He will present his work covering various countries (in different climate regions) on how energy consumption can be minimised in the face of future climate change. Results from these studies will inform designers the optimum strategies for these different climate regions.

Dr Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi

Dr Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi
Dr Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi is a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Haniyeh's primary research interests include thermal simulation modelling, post-occupancy evaluation and life cycle assessment to develop energy-efficient, cost-effective, sustainable buildings. Haniyeh is a certified Passivhaus designer/consultant and has worked as a low carbon consultant for more than three years. Her Life Cycle Costing (LCC) research has won several awards, including the North West Regional Construction Innovation Awards 2016, and was "Highly Commended" in the Innovation category at 2016's National Constructing Excellence Awards. Her current research explores the EnerPHit standard challenges in different climate regions worldwide (Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia and the UK). Haniyeh is also investigating the thermal performance of tropical modernist structures as part of the 'Keeping Your Cool' project.

Topic: She will address the cost and policy challenges facing the construction industry in transitioning towards a carbon-neutral nation.

Dr Han-Mei Chen

Dr Han-Mei Chen
Dr Han-Mei Chen Dr Han-Mei Chen is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Liverpool and also serves as a civil and structural engineer. Her expertise is in sustainable structural design, digital construction techniques, building maintenance and renovation. Dr Chen’s main research interests are circular economy, climate change mitigation and sustainability in the built environment.

Topic: She will present her work mainly in the UK EPSRC REBUILD research project to address the climate change challenge. Results from new techniques to show the technical feasibility and ability to reuse/recycle construction elements and to retain their structural performance.


Event venue

United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

e: [email protected]