Professor Patrick James BSc PhD CEng FCIBSE
Professor of Energy and Buildings
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Professor Patrick James is Professor of Energy and Buildings within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.
Patrick James is a Professor within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment.
His research is based on understanding energy use in the built environment whether this is at home, at work or at a broader urban scale. He is a specialist in micro-generation technologies including solar thermal, photo-voltaics, micro-wind and micro-CHP (see The Sustainable Energy Group website).
Current major research projects span Energy for Development (rural electrification in Africa), future urban environments (liveablecities) and household energy use (energy and community, intelligent agents, energy and census data).He is the Principle Investigator of APERIO, an EPSRC funded study looking into the use of cameras for facade management in non-domestic buildings.
He is the Director of Programmes for postgraduate taught energy, overseeing the (i) MSc Energy and Sustainability, and (ii) MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies programmes. He is an Associate Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation Journal and an energy based research assessor for several national funding agencies.
He specialises in energy in the built environment, where he teaches modules related to (i) energy performance assessment, (ii) climate change and settlements, (iii) energy resources and (iv) bioclimatic design.
He is a co-author of the CCWeatherGen and CCWorldWeatherGen software tools (see The Sustainable Energy Research Group's publications) used to morph building simulation weather files to incorporate climate change projections. He is the lead author of several major studies including the national micro-wind trial for the Energy Saving Trust (Location, location, location: domestic small-scale wind field trial report, (see publications) and an assessment of heat recovery from UK power stations for the ICE (Why waste heat?, 2009). He is also a co-author of a new CIBSE TM guide ‘TM53: 2013, Refurbishment of non-domestic buildings' published in September 2013.