Oliver Kinnane is a lecturer at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. I am Director of Teaching and Learning, and lead the Technology program at the school. In 2019/20 I begin new modules on Architecture and Climate Change, and Building Energy Efficiency Renovation. These are foundations of a new masters program beginning in 2020/21 with a focus on climate action and specifically building and city, designs and technologies, for a sustainable future.
I am PI on a number of funded research projects, all with a focus on energy in buildings. These include the EC H2020 IMPRESS project and the SEAI funded nZEB101 project, with efficiency savings of embodied and operational energy as the core concepts respectively. These projects investigate material innovations, building envelope systems, energy performance, heat transfer and storage. Currently my research is primarily focused on near Zero Energy Buildings; their design and technologies, analysis of their in-use performance and occupant’s behaviour.
I have Engineering Bachelors and PhD degrees, and a Masters in Architecture.