The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Sustainability in the built environment

Our research on sustainability addresses aspects of environmental, social and economic sustainability - from the psychology of pro-environmental behaviour to smart cities to sustainable development.

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The School's sustainability research theme cuts across all areas of our research. The term ‘sustainability’ encompasses a broad range of topics relating to environmental, social and economic objectives.

Research interests within this theme are similarly broad, and include sustainable behaviour, climate change economics, building information modelling (BIM), sustainable cities and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We apply a variety of disciplinary perspectives to sustainability-related questions including environmental psychology, management, economics and construction research.


Prof. D'Maris Coffman

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Prof. Priti Parikh

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Prof. Zhifu Mi

Zhifu’s research focuses on climate change economics, energy policy and input-output analysis.

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Dr Niamh Murtagh

Niamh's current research is examining change towards sustainability in the construction industry. Focusing on the people associated with production of the built environment, from architects in small practices, small builders, building control surveyors to householders, she has investigated the role of intrinsic motivations, professional identity, social power and personal strengths in engagement with sustainability.

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Dr Aeli Roberts

Aeli's current research interests are in how changing attitudes may impact on the amount of carbon generated by buildings in use. She is also involved in research looking at the provision of basic eco design training to construction manufacturing SMEs. 

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Angeliki (Marilina) Toli

Angeliki is a PhD candidate at the School of Construction and Project Management. Her research focuses on exploring the shared intentionality of smart city actors by using the service ecosystems framework.

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Dr Jing Meng

Dr Jing Meng is on a mission to enable decarbonisation and sustainable development in emerging economies with newly built inventories, models and trackable policies. Her research projects include building emission inventories at regional level (especially emerging economies) and plant level, developing cost-effective decarbonisation pathways and evaluating the co-benefits of climate change mitigation.

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Dr Lusi Morhayim

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Dr Nikodem Szumilo

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Dr Carlos Galera-Zarco

Dr Carlos Galera-Zarco is currently working in projects around the interplay of technology and sustainability, green practices and green services. 

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Dr Heran Zheng

Dr Heran Zheng's research focuses on city-level supply chain modelling, carbon footprint accounting, low carbon transition for cities, and sustainable production and consumption.

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Dr Natalya Sergeeva

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Yiming Xiang

Yiming Xiang is a PhD candidate at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction. His research focuses on carbon optimisation in the prefabricated constructions.
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