Net Zero: The role of domestic building energy efficiency

Portrait of speaker Tadj Oreszczyn
Tadj Oreszczyn FCIBSE MInstE, PhD, CEng

The presentation will review how and why energy demand has changed in the UK domestic stock over the last 50 years. What can we do to better predict energy use in buildings in the future? Based on this review, what rolemay domestic energy efficiency play in helping the UK achieve net zero in the next three decades?


Tadj Oreszczyn FCIBSE MInstE, PhD, CEng is Professor of Energy and Environment at the UCL Energy Institute. Prior to becoming the Director of BSEER in August 2014, Tadj was the founding Director of the UCL Energy Institute and founding Director of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER).  Tadj is also the Director of the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) based at the UCL Energy Institute.  This centre undertakes research to help the UK reduce it’s energy demand in buildings and transport and is one of six government funded research  centres in energy demand.  The centre is currently leading the establishment of an International Energy Agency Annex (70) in building energy epidemiology.

Tadj has, for 34 years, undertaken energy and building research with a particular focus around the performance gap between theory and practice and the unintended consequences (health, comfort, etc.) of building energy efficiency. His first degree was in Applied Physics followed by a PhD in Solar Energy.

Tadj has been involved in over 200 research publications. He was invited to give evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on Energy Efficiency, co-author two papers for the special issues of the Lancet on Energy and Health and prepare three papers for a State of Science Review for the Office of Science and Innovation. Tadj has provided research support for thedevelopment of the English and Welsh Building Regulations. He has presented at invited public and academic lectures at the Royal Society and the Royal Institution.

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