Rob joined the Institute in April 2007 as a full time PhD research student, working with the Carbon Reduction in Buildings (CaRB) project team. Rob is investigating the end-use energy consumption of non-domestic buildings in the UK. His aim is to develop a multi-building, community scale energy model as a tool for estimating the energy use of non-domestic buildings without having to survey them in detail.
Rob graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2005 with a BSc in Sustainable Technology. After graduation he worked for a while at that University’s own combined heat and power station, helping to complete the application for a licence to operate under the Environment Agency’s Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control regime. Subsequently, Rob worked for a time as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) associate in the building services industry. The KTP was for the design, development and roll-out of an online building information management system specifically based around building log books.