UCL Energy Institute
Robert Lowe is a physicist with a broad interest in the field of buildings, energy and sustainability, and in the role of research in the transformation of building energy performance. He joined UCL as Professor of Energy and Building Science in 2006. In 2009, with Prof Tadj Oreszczyn, he established the UCL Energy Institute, which he directed from August 2014 to January 2018. He is Director of the London-Loughborough EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand (2008-). He was the first chair of the SAP Scientific Integrity Group (2012-14). Among his many research projects, he has been co-investigator on UCL-Energy’s Centre for Energy Epidemiology, one of six EPSRC-funded Energy End-use Demand Centres, and has directed a major BEIS-funded project on the field performance of domestic heat pumps, at the time of writing, the largest such project to have taken place in Europe. He leads the EPSRC Decarbonisation of Heat Challenge for CREDS. He sits on the Board of the BBA, and the Advisory Council of the National Energy Foundation. He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Building Research & Information from 2000-2018.
- Eliciting stakeholders’ requirements of future energy systems: a case study of heat decarbonisation in the UK
- Solar, wind and logistic substitution in global energy supply to 2050 – Barriers and implications
- Energy efficiency: What has research delivered in the last 40 years?
- House of Commons BEIS Select Committee inquiry – decarbonising heat in homes
- Consultation: Future support for low carbon heat
- Building decarbonisation transition pathways
- Innovation in deep housing retrofit in the United Kingdom: The role of situated creativity in transforming practice
- Heat decarbonisation modelling approaches in the UK: An energy system architecture perspective
- Consultation: Future Homes Standard – changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings
- Ecology of heat pump performance: A socio-technical analysis
- Shifting the focus: 2 Reducing energy demand from buildings
- What do empirical findings reveal about modelled energy demand and energy ratings? Comparisons of gas consumption across the English residential sector
- Possible future impacts of elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 on human cognitive performance and on the design and operation of ventilation systems in buildings
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