Prof Tadj Oreszczyn

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Biography

Tadj Oreszczyn FCIBSE MInstE, PhD, CEng is the Director of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), Director of the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) and Professor of Energy and Environment at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. Prior to becoming the Director of BSEER in August 2014, Tadj was the founding Director of the UCL Energy Institute.


Before becoming Professor, Tadj was the Director of the Energy Design Advice Scheme (EDAS) regional office based at the Bartlett, UCL. Subsequently, Tadj was Head of the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies for 7 years, and for 4 years, Vice Dean Research for the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. Tadj has provided research support for the development of the English and Welsh Building Regulations. He has presented invited public and academic lectures at the Royal Society and the Royal Institution.


Tadj is a member of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change Scientific Advisory Group and and has advised the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office at DECC. Tadj is a trustee of the Sustainable Energy Academy, a member of the Advisory Board of the National Energy Foundation, a member of the NHBC Expert Panel, and a member of EDGE an inter-institutional ginger group involving CIBSE, ICE, RIBA, IStructE and the RICS which seeks to promote interdisciplinary co-operation between construction professionals. Tadj is a Fellow and a Vice President of CIBSE and sits on the CIBSE Board.

Research Summary

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 170 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 the development of the English and Welsh Building Regulations. He has presented at invited public and academic lectures at the Royal Society and the Royal Institution.







Research outputs

Co-benefits of Energy and Buildings Data: The Case for supporting Data Access to Achieve a Sustainable Built Environment 2015 Hamilton I,Oreszczyn T,Summerfield A,Steadman P,Elam S,Smith A
Health and climate change: Policy responses to protect public health 2015 Watts N,Adger WN,Agnolucci P,Blackstock J,Byass P,Cai W,Chaytor S,Colbourn T,Collins M,Cooper A,Cox PM,Depledge J,Drummond P,Ekins P,Galaz V,Grace D,Graham H,Grubb M,Haines A,Hamilton I,Hunter A,Jiang X,Li M,Kelman I,Liang L,Lott M,Lowe R,Luo Y,Mace G,Maslin M,Nilsson M,Oreszczyn T,Pye S,Quinn T,Svensdotter M,Venevsky S,Warner K,Xu B,Yang J,Yin Y,Yu C,Zhang Q,Gong P,Montgomery H,Costello A
Explaining domestic energy consumption - The comparative contribution of building factors, socio-demographics, behaviours and attitudes 2015 Huebner GM,Hamilton I,Chalabi Z,Shipworth D,Oreszczyn T
Solid-wall U -values: heat flux measurements compared with standard assumptions 2015 Li FGN,Smith AZP,Biddulph P,Hamilton IG,Lowe R,Mavrogianni A,Oikonomou E,Raslan R,Stamp S,Stone A,Summerfield AJ,Veitch D,Gori V,Oreszczyn T
Comparison of empirical and modelled energy performance across age-bands of three-bedroom dwellings in the UK 2015 Summerfield AJ,Oreszczyn T,Palmer J,Hamilton IG,Lowe RJ
Empirical variation in 24-h profiles of delivered power for a sample of UK dwellings: Implications for evaluating energy savings 2015 Summerfield AJ,Oreszczyn T,Hamilton IG,Shipworth D,Huebner GM,Lowe RJ,Ruyssevelt P
Determining the impact of regulatory policy on UK gas use using Bayesian analysis on publicly available data 2015 Elwell CA,Biddulph P,Lowe R,Oreszczyn T
Uptake of energy efficiency interventions in English dwellings 2014 Hamilton IG,Shipworth D,Summerfield AJ,Steadman P,Oreszczyn T,Lowe R
Key factors determining the energy rating of existing English houses 2014 Stone A,Shipworth D,Biddulph P,Oreszczyn T
Inferring the thermal resistance and effective thermal mass of a wall using frequent temperature and heat flux measurements 2014 Biddulph P,Gori V,Elwell CA,Scott C,Rye C,Lowe R,Oreszczyn T
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Research activities

Building Supply Chain for Mass Refurbishment of Houses
GLOBE Project
Investigation into overheating in buildings: Literature review
Micro Distributed Energy (ETI DE)
People, Energy and Buildings: Distribution, Diversity and Dynamics (PEB:D3)
Platform Grant: CBES
Reducing CO2 emissions from local generation of energy: Micro Distributed Energy