Dr Giridharan Renganathan receives prestigious medal for his work

CASE member Dr Giridharan Renganathan won the 2016 Carter Bronze medal for most highly rated paper relating to application and development. Giridharan’s paper “A medium-rise 1970s maternity hospital in the east of England: Resilience and adaptation to climate change” was published in CIBSE’s technical journal Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, one of the leading, international peer-reviewed journals publishing original research relevant to today’s Built Environment. The paper was co-written with Prof. Alan Short from the University of Cambridge and Prof. Kevin Lomas from the University of Loughborough. It investigated the degree of overheating at the Rosie maternity unit of Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where mothers, babies and staff can endure summer temperatures of over 30°C, along with what can be done to improve resilience at the 1983 facility.