Prof David Shipworth
Professor of Energy and the Built Environment
Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 5th Jan 2009
I am Professor of Energy and the Built Environment at the UCL Energy Institute. My work falls into two related areas: demand side management and occupant thermal comfort in buildings. These areas come together in the field of demand side response from buildings, as implementing this frequently involves reducing power to building's heating and cooling systems thus potentially impacting on occupant thermal comfort.
On the demand side management side, I am the UK Government’s industry and academic representative to the International Energy Agency's Demand Side Management Technology Collaboration Programme, and in this role I am responsible for multilateral communications between BEIS, UK industry and academia, and the programme.
I am a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the UK ’Smart Systems and Heat’ programme run by the Energy System Catapult on behalf of the Energy Technology Institute and its government and industry funders. I have been a consultant and advisor to the UK government and industry on smart metering over the last ten years having done work for BEIS; SEGB; ETI; ESC; EdF; E.ON; SSE; UKPN; Bosch; PassivSystems; and other organisations in the DSM area - as well as sitting on advisory boards for UK and European funded smart energy system projects. I am currently an investigator on around £16M in research grants in the Demand Side Management field.
I am an editorial board member of Nature Scientific Data, review papers for a dozen international journals, and am a grant reviewer and panel member for EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, NERC and the Leverhulme Trust. I am currently co-investigator in the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology, academic lead on the Ofgem LCNF Vulnerable Customers and Energy Efficiency project, sit on the Strategic Advisory Group of the ETI Smart Systems Programme, am an academic advisor and consultant to DECC on the Smart Metering programme, and was academic lead on ‘social aspects of smart energy systems’ in the FCO SIN/UKERC Smart Energy Systems academic and trade mission to Japan.
I have also done consultancy work for the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB); the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP); the UK Emissions Trading Group (UK-ETG); the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE); and for English Heritage, and was a member of the Carbon Technical Advisory Group for the London 2012 Olympic Games.