Dr Virginia Gori

Dr Virginia Gori

Dr Virginia Gori is a Lecturer in Buildings and Energy at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. Her research focusses on using data-driven approaches to understand the operational performance of buildings, to provide evidence-based insights for better design and decision-making in the building industry and policy landscape. Her expertise lies at the interface of building physics, in-situ monitoring and energy modelling and analytics, often with a focus on retrofit.

Virginia is Technical Committee member for the European Committee for Standardisation and has been expert member in the International Energy Agency (IEA) Annex 71, Annex 81 and Task 59/Annex 76 projects.


Latest Commentaries

Turkey and Syria Earthquake 2023. A devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the Turkish province of Kahramanmaras. Photo: Twintyre (Shutterstock).

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.