Prof Richard Fitton

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Contact Details

Energy House 2.0
Frederick Road Campus
University of Salford
M6 6PU

Current positions

Professor of Building Performance


Richard holds a PhD in Building Physics and is also a chartered building surveyor. He leads a task group for the development of international standards around energy performance. Richard is the Chairman of the upcoming British Standard for Retrofit Assessment. He is also active the International Energy Agency studying the use of smart meter data to provide energy efficiency data for dwellings. He holds a place on the SAP Scientific Integrity Group at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) which oversees the domestic energy model used in the UK. Richard is also the technical lead for the new Energy House 2 project, a building physics test lab.

Areas of Research

Building Physics
Energy Performance of Buildings
Climate Change
Energy Pathology
Building Surveying

Areas of Supervision

Energy Performance
Building Physics
Building Surveying
Building Performance


Delivers a range of modules in the field of Energy Efficiency and Building Surveying

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD by Publication - The Thermal Energy Performance of Domestic Dwellings in the UK

  • BSC Building Surveying