KSAP CASE Researchers speak at 35th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Virtual Conference

Kent School of Architecture and Planning’s (KSAP) Centre for Architecture and the Sustainable Environment (CASE) Research Centre took part in the 35th PLEA Virtual Conference on the 1st – 3rd September 2020. This year’s virtual conference theme was ‘Planning Post Carbon Cities’.  KSAP had one of the largest presence from a single school, which was attended by professional and experts from all over the world. CASE, along with their collaborators, presented eight papers covering wide range of topics:

  • Kyveli Filippidou: ‘Assessing heat stress in hospital wards using Wet Bulb Globe temperature: A case study in Mediterranean climate’
  • Parin Mohajerani: ‘Evaluation of a Ventilation System of an Auditorium in England, In Terms of Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality’
  • Marialena Nikolopoulou: ‘Climate Change Adaptation and Retrofit of a Victorian Townhouse in Margate: the 5-year Living Lab’
  • Agnese Salvati: ‘Impact of Urban Albedo on Microclimate: Computational Investigation in London’
  • Mohamed Telli: ‘Thermal conditions in urban settlements in hot arid regions: the case of Ksar Tafilelt, Ghardaia, Algeria’
  • Richard Watkins: ‘Earth Tube Efficacy: Analysis of Heating & Cooling Performance from Long Term Data in UK’
  • Muhammed Yeninarcilar: ‘Investigating the Impact of Urban Texture on Urban Albedo: Case Study of London’
  • Marialena Nikolopoulou: ‘Analysis of courtyards heat mitigation potential in warm and dry urban locations: Diurnal Thermal Range variants on the porosity of the city’, co-author as part of a collaboration with the University of Seville.

CASE’s paper titled, ‘Climate Change Adaptation and Retrofit of a Victorian Townhouse in Margate: the 5-year Living Lab’ written by Marialena Nikolopoulou, Richard Watkins, Elena Rueda-de-Watkins, Leire Dominguez-De-Teresa, Giridharan Renganathan and Alkis Kotopouleas received a commendation at the conference.

In addition to this, Muhammed Yeninarcilar received the SBSE (Society of Building Science Educators) and Jeffrey Cook Student Scholarship to cover his conference registration for his paper titled, ‘Investigating the Impact of Urban Texture on Urban Albedo: Case Study of London’, co-authored by Marialena Nikolopoulou, Richard Watkins, Giridharan Renganathan and Alkis Kotopouleas.