- Job title: Priestley PhD researcher (2016 intake)
- School: Chemical and Process Engineering, Earth and Environment
Project: Assessing climate-sensitive energy use to 2050 under current climate trajectory
Energy use in buildings is particularly sensitive to climate change; warmer temperatures are expected to reduce space heating demand in the winter, while increase that for cooling during summer months. Despite the significant contribution of these end-uses to final energy consumption, model projections do not sufficiently capture these climatic effects. This research aims to use econometric models to study the short-term relationship between energy use and weather, as well as the long-term adaptation of households to different climate trajectories.