Dr David Glew is the Head of Energy Efficiency and Policy in the Leeds Sustainability Institute, based at Leeds Beckett University, where he undertakes research into the sustainability of the built environment.
He has special interest in the embodied and operational energy use of buildings, improving building performance evaluation tools and models and investigating how behaviour change can address issues including indoor air quality, thermal comfort, the performance gap and achieving zero carbon living.
His recent research projects have evaluated the energy performance and risks associated with domestic retrofits and investigated the robustness of building energy models and thermal simulations.
Collapse and Catastrophe: The Need to Protect Inhabitants
In light of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, David Oswald and Trivess Moore (RMIT University) reflect on the rights that inhabitants have for buildings to be safe, healthy, comfortable and robust. However, serial and various failings in the construction supply side and its oversight by governments mean greater accountability is needed.
Blind Spots in Energy Policy
As a policy practitioner who leads a national organisation representing households and small businesses in shaping the future of Australia’s energy system, Lynne Gallagher (Energy Consumers Australia) responds to the Buildings & Cities special issue, Energy, Emerging Technologies and Gender in Homes. Insights from lived experience reveal blind spots in the design, provision and use of smart tech that adversely affect energy outcomes.