​​​​​​​ABOUT US

IBPSA-England is the English regional affiliate of the world-wide acting International Building Performance Simulation Association (www.ibpsa.org).
IBPSA-England was founded to advance and promote the science of building performance simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings, through the provision of a forum for the exchange of information between researchers, developers and practitioners operating in the area of building performance simulation and related issues.
Any individual or organisation with an interest in the field of building simulation can become a member of IBPSA-England
The co-signatories of the first IBPSA-England Chapter were:

  • Ian Ward – University of Sheffield
  • Malcolm Cook – De Montfort University
  • Pieter de Wilde – University of Plymouth
  • Jonathan Wright – University of Loughborough
  • Martin Mayfield – ARUP
  • Dejan Mumovic – University College London
  • Simon Rees – De Montfort University
  • Hasim Altan – University of Sheffield
  • Andrew Wright – De Montfort University
The full version of the IBPSA-England CHARTER can be viewed here

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THE CURRENT IBPSA-ENGLAND BOARD

RUCHI CHOUDHARY: CHAIR
READER OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Ruchi specializes in simulation of energy in urban built environments. Her research spans city-scale energy modelling; uncertainty quantification in simulation models; and multi-disciplinary interactions influencing energy use in cities.
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ROBERT MCLEOD: VICE-CHAIR
SENIOR LECTURER
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Rob’s research addresses resilience and unintended consequences (e.g. overheating) in low energy buildings. His work combines measurement and modelling (including machine learning) to study the behavior of buildings and systems.
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ANNA MAVROGIANNI: CO-SECRETARY
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Anna is an expert in indoor environmental quality assessment in the context of building energy retrofit and climate change. Her work combines building performance simulation, stock modelling, and environmental monitoring.
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ROKIA RASLAN: CO-SECRETARY
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Rokia specialises in understanding building performance, environmental and energy efficient design through computational simulation and analysis. Her research interests include design and optimisation, mass retrofit solutions, energy regulations and policy.
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CLARICE BLEIL DE SOUZA: COMMITTEE MEMBER
SENIOR LECTURER
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

Clarice’s research interests are in design decision making, integration of building physics and machine learning to building design, collaboration in the AEC industry and participatory design (post-disaster and developing countries).
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NEVEEN HAMZA: COMMITTEE MEMBER
SENIOR LECTURER
NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

Neveen focuses on the architectural aspects of facade design, its impact on building energy consumption weighted by environmental psychology, creating buildings that promote well-being, daylight & thermal comfort without impinging on energy.
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REBECCA WARD: COMMITTEE MEMBER
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Rebecca is interested in how numerical simulation can be used in conjunction with monitored data to improve our understanding, design and operation of the built environment. One of her key interests is how the interaction of plants with their local environment can impact on environmental conditions, specifically inside buildings.
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BIANCA HOWARD: COMMITTEE MEMBER
LECTURER
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Bianca’s research expertise lies at the intersection of buildings and the energy system. She develops techniques for urban building energy modelling in the planning, design, and operational domains. In the planning domain, her expertise is in leveraging opportunistic data sources to analyse opportunities for energy efficiency within an urban building stock.
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EDWARD MURPHY: COMMITTEE MEMBER
FOUNDER DIRECTOR
OLLIO

Edward is the founder of Ollio, a leading building performance management consultancy created to help clients make their new or existing building be the very best it can be from systems performance, user experience, and business efficiency perspectives.
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IOANNIS RIZOS: COMMITTEE MEMBER
PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGNER
ATELIER TEN

Ioannis is a principal environmental designer at Atelier Ten. He has more than 12 years of experience in how building performance simulation applies in practice. He is also a course lecturer at the Architectural Association.
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DIMITRIOS ROVAS: COMMITTEE MEMBER
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Dimitrios’ research focuses on building performance optimisation and energy management systems simulation. His research work seeks to explore ways that models and data can complementarily provide insights about building operation.
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PIETER DE WILDE: COMMITTEE MEMBER
PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

Pieter is the immediate past chair, having served on the Board since 2006 and is presently Secretary of IBPSA World. His latest and largest contribution to the field is ‘Building Performance Analysis, the 2nd book endorsed by IBPSA.
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JONATHAN WRIGHT: COMMITTEE MEMBER
PROFESSOR
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Jonathan’s interests are concerned with the synthesis of design solutions & operating strategies using Evolutionary Algorithms, as well as the model-based commissioning & condition-monitoring of building thermal systems. He is a member of the IBPSA-World Board of Directors.
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CO-OPTED MEMBERS:

ELEONORA BREMBILLA: CO-OPTED MEMBER RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Eleonora’s research work is concerned with daylight simulation and solar climate data, primarily for Climate-Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM). Her research interests include also HDR photography and image processing.
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AMIRA EL NOKALY: CO-OPTED MEMBER
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

Amira’s research embraces a sustainable mind-set in the development of cities, focusing on ecological and environmental sustainability ; Cultural Heritage; Smart and Eco-Cities.
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SHEN WEI: CO-OPTED MEMBER
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Shen received his PhD degree in Building Services Engineering at Loughborough University, and his main research interests include occupant behaviour, thermal comfort & thermal storage (e.g. PCM) in buildings.
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ANNIE MARSTON: CO-OPTED MEMBER ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
HURLEY PALMER FLATT

Annie is an expert in energy, CFD and daylight modelling for LEED projects, parametric studies during conceptual design, and energy consumption modelling for Integrated Energy Master Plans.
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