I am currently a PhD Candidate working on Urban Building Energy Model (UBEM) under the supervision of Associate Professor Gerald Mills. Completed my MSc in Urban Environments from UCD and started my PhD scholarship funded by the SEAI in 2017.
I have developed all my models in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working on a UBEM of Dublin City Centre. This large model uses a bespoke building database consisting of 28,000 individual buildings in Dublin city. The simulation results help to identify best-fit energy efficiency solutions towards a zero-carbon neighbourhood. This work observes the relationships between building occupant, building types and the local climate to simulate energy consumption in groups of buildings.