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Academic publications

Swan, W., Fitton, R., & Brown, P.  (2015) A UK practitioner view of domestic energy performance measurement.  Proceedings of the ICE – Engineering Sustainability, 168:3:140-147 doi:10.1680/ensu.14.00056

Alston, M. E. (2015). Natures Buildings as Trees: Biologically Inspired Glass as an Energy System. Optics and Photonics Journal5(04), 136

Alston, M. E. (2014). Energy adaptive glass matter. Architectural Engineering Technology3(115).

Sherriff, G. (2014). Drivers of and barriers to urban energy in the UK: a Delphi survey. Local Environment19(5), 497–519.

DECC. (2014). Research to Assess the Barriers and Drivers to Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, (November).

Ji, Y., Fitton, R., Swan, W.& Webster, P (2014) Assessing overheating of the UK existing dwellings – A case study of replica Victorian end terrace house, Building and Environment.

Brown, P., Swan, W., & Chahal, S. (2014). Retrofitting social housing: reflections by tenants on adopting and living with retrofit technology. Energy Efficiency, 1-13

Fitton, R. (Contributor) (2014) Closing the Gap Between Design and As-Built Performance: End of Term Report. Zero Carbon Hub.  

Bayat, N. ARCOM Doctoral Workshop on Sustainable Urban Retrofit and Technologies, (2014), Exploring Performance Gap in Low-Carbon Housing Retrofitting in England: The Leading Architects’ Perspective, Research Gate. M_Doctoral_Workshop_on_Sustainable_Urban_Retrofit_and _Technologies [accessed June 20, 2014].

Guy, S., Devine-Wright, P., Brand, R., Brown, S., Chard, R., Henshaw, V., Humes, N., Karvonen, A., Lewis, A., Sherriff, G., Tweed, C., Walker, G., Wrapson, W. (2013) Building Comfort for Older Age. Designing and Managing Thermal Comfort in Low Carbon Housing for Older People. Manchester.

Sherriff, G., & Turcu, C. (2013). Energy: Looking to the Future. A tool for strategic planning. London.

Fitton, R., Pandraud, G. (2013) QUB: Validation of a Rapid Energy Diagnosis Method for Buildings. International Energy Agency Annex 58 4th Expert meeting – April 8-10, 2013 – Holzkirchen, Germany

Brown, P., Swan, W. and Fitton, R. (2013) Energy efficient technologies in the UK – installing, adopting, learning and everyday lives. ECEEE Summer Study Proceedings, Hyeres, France, June 3rd – 8th, pp 2167 – 2175

Swan, W., Brown, P., Fitton, R. (2013)   Managing behavioural risks in large-scale social housing sustainable retrofit projects in the UK , ECEEE Summer Study Proceedings, Hyeres, France, June 3rd – 8th, pp 661 - 669

Swan, W, Ruddock, L., Smith, L., Fitton, R. (2013) Adoption of Sustainable Technologies in Social Housing, Structural Survey, 31, (3) pp 181-193

Todd, S. (2013) Thermal retrofit and building regulations for dwellings in the UK, in Retrofitting the Built Environment (eds W. Swan and P. Brown), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118273463.ch6

Swan, W. and Brown, P. (eds.) (2013) Retrofitting the Built Environment.  Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK. ISBN: 978-1-118-27350-0.

W Swan, L Ruddock, L Smith (2013) Low carbon retrofit: attitudes and readiness within the social housing sector Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management 20 (5), pp522-535

Sherriff, G. (2013) From Burden to Asset – The political ecology of sustainable transport. Town and Country Planning 82(10)

Sherriff, G. (2013) Barriers to and Drivers of Urban Energy in the UK: A Delphi Survey Local Environment (volume and issue unallocated)

Chmutina, K., Sherriff, G. and Goodier, C. (2013) Success in International Decentralised Urban Energy Initiatives: a Matter of Understanding? Local Environment (volume and issue unallocated)

Ji, Y., Korolija, I. and Zhang, Y., 2018, February. Thermal responses of single zone offices on existing near-extreme summer weather data. In Building Simulation (Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 15-35). Tsinghua University Press.

Farmer, D., Gorse, C., Swan, W., Fitton, R., Brooke-Peat, M., Miles-Shenton, D. and Johnston, D., 2017. Measuring thermal performance in steady-state conditions at each stage of a full fabric retrofit to a solid wall dwelling. Energy and Buildings.

Swan, W., Fitton, R., Gorse, C., Farmer, D. and Benjaber, M., 2017. The staged retrofit of a solid wall property under controlled conditions. Energy and Buildings156, pp.250-257.

Fitton, R., Swan, W., Hughes, T. and Benjaber, M., 2017. The thermal performance of window coverings in a whole house test facility with single-glazed sash windows. Energy Efficiency, pp.1-13.

Swan, W., Swan, W., Fitton, R., Fitton, R., Smith, L., Smith, L., Abbott, C., Abbott, C., Smith, L. and Smith, L., 2017. Adoption of sustainable retrofit in UK social housing 2010-2015. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation35(5), pp.456-469.

Pelsmakers, S., Fitton, R., Biddulph, P., Swan, W., Croxford, B., Stamp, S., Calboli, F.C.F., Shipworth, D., Lowe, R. and Elwell, C.A., 2017. Heat-flow variability of suspended timber ground floors: Implications for in-situ heat-flux measuring. Energy and Buildings138, pp.396-405.

Marshall, A., Fitton, R., Swan, W., Farmer, D., Johnston, D., Benjaber, M. and Ji, Y., 2017. Domestic building fabric performance: Closing the gap between the in situ measured and modelled performance. Energy and Buildings.

Abdulkareem, M., Al-Maiyah, S. and Cook, M., 2017. Remodelling fa├žade design for improving daylighting and the thermal environment in Abuja's low-income housing. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Swan, W., Bayat, N. and Sherriff, G.A., 2017. Performance gap in ‘deep’retrofit of housing: issues at the design and construction interface. Retrofitting Cities for Tomorrow's World, p.53.

Alston, M.E., 2017. Optimal Microchannel Planar Reactor as a Switchable Infrared Absorber. MRS Advances2(14), pp.783-789.

Fitton, R., Swan, W., Hughes, T., Benjaber, M. and Todd, S., 2016. Assessing the performance of domestic heating controls in a whole house test facility. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology37(5), pp.539-554.

Taleghani, M., (2018),"Outdoor thermal comfort by different heat mitigation strategies- A review", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81 (2), 2011-2018.

Nasrollahia, N., Hatami, M., Khastar S., Taleghani, M., (2017), "Numerical evaluation of thermal comfort in traditional courtyards to develop new microclimate design in a hot and dry climate”, Sustainable Cities and Society, 35, 449-467.

Nasrollahi, N., Hatami, Z., Taleghani, M., (2017),"Development of outdoor thermal comfort model for tourists in urban historical areas; A case study in Isfahan”, Building and Environment, 125, 356-372.

Kleerekoper, L, Taleghani M., Huurdijk T., Dobbelsteen A. (2017), “Urban measures for hot weather conditions in a temperate climate condition: A review study”, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 75: 515-533.

Taleghani, M., Berardi, U. (in press),"The effect of pavement characteristics on pedestrians' thermal comfort in Toronto", Urban Climate,

Taleghani, M., Sailor, D., Ban-Weiss G. (2016),"Micrometeorological simulations to predict the impacts of heat mitigation strategies on pedestrian thermal comfort in a Los Angeles neighborhood", Environmental Research Letters, 11(02).

Taleghani M., Kleerekoper, L, Tenpierik M., Dobbelsteen A. (2015), “Outdoor thermal comfort within five different urban forms in the Netherlands”, Building and Environment, 83: 65-78.

Taleghani M., Tenpierik M., Dobbelsteen A., Sailor, D. (2014), “Heat mitigation strategies in winter and summer: Field measurements in temperate climates”, Building and Environment, 81: 309-309.

Taleghani M., Tenpierik M., Dobbelsteen A. (2014), “Indoor thermal comfort in urban courtyard block dwellings in the Netherlands”, Building and Environment, 82: 566-579.

Taleghani M., Tenpierik M., Dobbelsteen A., Sailor, D., “Heat in Courtyards: A validated and calibrated parametric study of heat mitigation strategies for urban courtyards in the Netherlands”, Solar Energy, 103: 108-124.

Taleghani M., Sailor, D., Tenpierik M., Dobbelsteen A. (2014), “Thermal assessment of heat mitigation strategies: Case of Portland State University, Oregon, USA”, Building and Environment, 73: 138-150.

Taleghani M., Tenpierik M., Dobbelsteen A. (2014), “Energy performance and thermal comfort of courtyard/atrium dwellings in the Netherlands in the light of climate change”, Renewable Energy, 63: 486-497.

Taleghani M., Tenpierik M., Dobbelsteen A, De Dear R. (2013), “Energy use impact of and thermal comfort in different urban block types in the Netherlands”, Energy and Buildings, 67: 166-175.

Taleghani M., Tenpierik M., Kurvers S., Dobbelsteen A. (2013), “A review into thermal comfort in buildings”, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 26: 201-215.

Taleghani M., Tenpierik M., and Dobbelsteen A. (2012), “Environmental Impact of Courtyards- A Review and Comparison of Residential Courtyard Buildings in Different Climates”, Int. Journal of Green Building, Volume 7, Issue 2, 113-136.

Taleghani M., Tolou Behboud K., Heidari Sh. (2010), “Energy Efficient Architectural Design Strategies in Hot-dry Area of Iran: Kashan”, Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 15 (2), 85-91.