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Talks and lectures

Mind the energy performance gap

Shortlisted for the 2019 RIBA President's Award for Research, Amrutha Kishor and Allan Joyce Architects will present the findings of their research which focused on energy usage in newly-built homes.

Shortlisted for the 2019 RIBA President's Award for Research, Amrutha Kishor & Allan Joyce Architects present the findings of their research.

While completing her MA at the University of Nottingham, Kerala-based practitioner Amrutha Kishor worked with Allan Joyce Architects to look at how energy performance differed between predicted and actual energy consumption in newly-built houses. The research project (Energy Performance Gaps in Residences in the UK) involved creating simple models of seven differing typologies/house designs completed by the Nottingham-based practice between 1998 and 2018 and used actual data from residents’ energy bills to show how software-generated predictions did not match actual energy use.

Practice Director Tricia Akers will provide the context for the research and President's Awards submission, with a more detailed look at three of the typologies presented by researcher Amrutha Kishor. Architectural designer Sara Saadouni will explain how the findings of the research have impacted subsequent projects undertaken by the practice. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the event which will be hosted by Chris Heuvel, RIBA Fellow and Chair of the RIBA East Midlands Research and Innovation Sub-group.