PhD student, University College London
User-driven Energy Efficiency in Heritage Buildings
Background & Summary of Project
I am an architect, and I have worked in different sectors of construction, design, research and education.
My study will try to give a solution to the complex system of users, heritage and energy efficiency. The methodology employed for this research is socio-technical as it aims to collect, analyse and synthesise through system dynamics social data related to residents’ attitudes towards heritage values and energy efficiency alongside physical data associated with the environmental impact of such decisions on the energy performance and condition of the building itself.
- National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT)
- Secretary of Energy (SENER)
- National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
- National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)
Fouseki, K.; Newton, D.; Murillo Camacho, K.S.; Nandi, S.; Koukou, T. Energy Efficiency, Thermal Comfort, and Heritage Conservation in Residential Historic Buildings as Dynamic and Systemic Socio-Cultural Practices. Atmosphere 2020, 11, 604.
Murillo Camacho, K. S., Fouseki, K. and Altamirano Medina, H. (2022) Decision-Making Processes of Residents in Preservation, Thermal Comfort, and Energy Efficiency in Heritage Buildings: A Pilot Study in Mexico City, Applied Sciences 2022, Vol. 12, Page 1486, 12(3), p. 1486. doi: 10.3390/APP12031486.
Murillo, K. S., Fouseki, K. and Altamirano, H. (2021) A sociotechnical approach to users’ heritage values and decision-making processes for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in heritage buildings: A pilot study in Mexico City, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 863(1), p. 012031. doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/863/1/012031.
Camacho, Krisangella Sofía Murillo, Fouseki, Kalliopi and Altamirano, Hector. Chapter 21: Balancing heritage values, thermal comfort and energy efficiency in world heritage sites. Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Heritage (2022)