Environment, People and Design Research Group
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Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupant Satisfaction

  • Daylight, discomfort glare, and human physical (visual task performance), physiological (non-visual, circadian) and psychological (cognition, perception) responses to luminous stimuli
  • Occupant comfort and satisfaction with parameters of indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
  • Influence of factors unrelated to conventional IEQ on comfort, satisfaction and well-being
  • Adaptive behaviour and building performance simulation modelling
  • Indoor air quality measurement
  • Pollution transport modelling in buildings
  • Ventilation measurement and modelling
  • Air infiltration
  • Health consequences of home energy efficiency interventions
  • Indoor overheating
  • Building stock modelling

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Psychoacoustics 3-D Acoustics
  • Room Acoustics Measurement, Prediction and Auralization
  • Soundscapes, Place and Identity within Built and Natural Environments
  • Speech Intelligibility in the Built Environment
  • Performer and Performance Space DesignAcoustics of Healthcare Environments
  • Environmental Design of Carceral Environments
  • Human Factors in the Design of Sustainable Built Environments
  • Sound Transmissions in Buildings
  • Noise Levels and Perception

Urban Design and Sustainability

  • Theory and Practice of Urban Design
  • Design and Use of Public Places
  • Urban Identity and Place Making
  • Street Image and Place Attachment
  • Technologies in Urban Design Practice
  • Urban Environment Design
  • Urban Design for Sustainability
  • Environmental Assessment of Buildings and Urban Spaces
  • Sustainable City Living and Eco-Urbanism (social sustainability)
  • Sustainability in Architectural Education
  • Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture
  • Social Architecture & Design

Heritage and Conservation

  • Revitalisation and Conservation of Historical Streets, Neighbourhoods and Quarters
  • Design in Historic Urban QuartersUrban Heritage Conservation
  • Cultural Heritage and Cultural Events in Urban Areas
  • Design Principles and Approaches of the Traditional Chinese Built Environment



Energy Use in Buildings

  • Energy Use in Buildings
  • Energy Saving in Buildings
  • Sustainable and Green Technologies
  • Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Numerical Modelling
  • Phase Change Material Modelling
  • Stochastic Wind Modelling
  • Urban Heat Island
  • Urban Ventilation and Regional Environment Planning
  • Renewable Energy Technologies for building applications
  • Building Simulation and Survey
  • Building Integrated PV systems
  • Thermal Energy Storage

Landscape and Branding

  • Landscape and Branding
  • History, Continuity and Spatial Performance
  • Communicating Urban Identity through Place Branding
  • Visual Communications, landscape and the calculated aesthetic of Place Branding
  • Conceptualizing, representing and designing nature
  • Landscape Promotion and Production

Sustainable and Green Technologies

  • Smart Materials
  • Smart Windows

African Stove Testing and Head Loadin

  • Biomass stove safety
  • Head loading


Environment, People and Design Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 82 32502