UCL Energy Institute


Mr Daniel Godoy Shimizu

Research Fellow in Building Physics Modelling

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
15th Dec 2015

Research summary

Daniel is a researcher at the UCL Energy Institute. His work focusses on energy use in the built environment. Recently, he worked with Prof Phil Steadman and Dr Ian Hamilton on the High-Rise Buildings project which sought to examine the relationship between energy use and height in the UK building stock using empirical data (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/energy/news/2017/jun/ucl-energy-high-rise-buildings-energy-and-density-research-project-results). Currently, he is a member of the London Buildings Stock Model team who are creating a detailed & disaggregate model of every building within the M25 (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/energy/news/2018/may/greater-london-authority-commissions-ucl-develop-london-buildings-stock-model).


Daniel is currently working at the UCL Energy Institute. Prior to this, he worked for Cambridge Architectural Research (CAR) Ltd, the University of Cambridge and Etude. At CAR, as an Associate, Daniel was involved in numerous projects relating to energy use and the UK building stock. This included analysing highly disaggregated energy use data on the Household Electricity Survey, working on the Housing Energy Factfile, and producing a stock model to examine how different retrofit policies might change energy consumption and emissions over time. For the University of Cambridge, he worked on the Energy Efficiency Fund project, monitoring the impact of different improvement programmes within NHS Trusts, and as a consultant for Etude he worked on a study to investigate the potential of a Carbon Offset Fund being implemented by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Daniel has also worked as a building services engineer, gaining experience of the practical aspects of building design. This included sizing and locating services and plant and carrying out wider environmental and energy analyses on projects in the UK and abroad.