UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


UCL IEDE appoints Peter Rickaby as Innovator in Residence as part of EPSRC project with UKCMB

19 February 2019

Peter is to join IEDE to work with UCL's UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings.


Hector Altamirano and Mike Davies have been awarded £30,000 from EPSRC IAA 2017-20 Innovator-in-Residence (IiR) to support the development of the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings.   Peter Rickaby has joined the Centre to help embed the work of the UKCMB in industry, in government policy and in emerging standards, and to promote and disseminate the UKCMB's research, training and tools.  Peter will work alongside other members of the UKCMB management team (Hector Altamirano, Valentina Marincioni, Yasemin Aktas, and Colin King of BRE).  

Peter comes to UCL after thirty-five years as an energy and sustainability consultant in buildings and housing, working on projects throughout the UK and across the EU.  He has been the author, co-author or editor of numerous technical guides to energy efficiency published by the Housing Energy Efficiency Best Practice programme, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Construction Products Association, the National Housing Federation, the Institute for Sustainability and the National Housing Maintenance Forum.  He has served as a director of the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE), as a Trustee of the National Energy Foundation and as a member of the Implementation Board of the Each Home Counts review.  Peter chairs  the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group, and is the Technical Author of the new domestic retrofit standard PAS 2035: 2019  Retrofitting Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency: Specification and Guidance.