Energy House Technical Lead to deliver inaugural lecture this month

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

The next in a series of inaugural professorial lectures from the University of Salford is looking at the future of housing and the race to net zero.

Professor Richard Fitton, the Technical Lead of Energy House Labs and Professor of Building Performance at the University, is delivering his inaugural lecture entitled ‘Housing in the UK: How do we get to net zero?’ focusing on the findings from his research over the past 12 years and how it is relevant and applicable in current times.

Professor Fitton was a key driver of the ground-breaking Energy House 2.0 which launched last year. The UK has some of the poorest housing stock in the EU and some of the most stringent net zero housing policies and, in the lecture, Richard will be looking at how we can solve this paradox.

This inaugural lecture is the latest of many talks that have covered a range of subject areas, from Phages in Microbiology, to Fluid Dynamics and Myth-busting Chernobyl.

Professor Fitton said: “I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to deliver this lecture. Students and staff are welcome to come and hear about the great work that the team have undertaken with the Energy House Labs and in particular Energy House 2.0.

“The nation, and the world, is feeling the effects of the ongoing climate and energy crisis, and our research is leading the way to net zero.”

The inaugural lecture will take place on Thursday 25 January, starting promptly 6:00 pm and running until 8:00 pm in room G21 of the Mary Seacole Building, with a drinks reception following the event. Registration begins at 5:30 pm and those unable to attend in person can also watch a livestream of the lecture via Microsoft Teams, with a recording being made available after the lecture has finished.

Tickets and ‘Teams Live’ tickets can be acquired here.

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