SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Krisangella Sofía Murillo Camacho

PhD student, University College London

Project Title 

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. 



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)