Bartlett School of Environment Energy and Resources, UCL
Alex Summerfield holds a Senior Research Associate position at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy, and Resources (BSEER), University College London (UCL) and is Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, School of Architecture. He has over two decades of experience in research, consultancy, and teaching at the interface between technology and design in the built environment. Since 2004, his research at UCL has mainly focussed on the challenge of reductions in energy demand and carbon emissions from the built environment, particularly in the residential sector.
Summerfield has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, with 22 in the last five years. In 2012, he was the invited editor for a special issue of Building Research & Information, Next Challenges in Energy and Buildings Research, where he identified new approaches to research needed to address the scale, scope, and speed of change of energy transition ahead of us. Prior to CREDS, he contributed to the development of data analytics for the EPSRC funded UCL Centre for Energy Epidemiology. He has also been a leading investigator on projects and technical reports on improving the in-situ energy performance of new technologies for the UK government and industry, including micro-CHP and heat pump systems.