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Dr Ahmed is a building services engineer with over 12 years professional and academic experience. Dr Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Building Science, a Master’s degree in Engineering Asset Management and a PhD in thermal modelling and simulation of low-energy ventilation systems. Dr Ahmed is currently the Course Director of MSc. Sustainable Building Performance and Design. He is also a principal investigator on a number of research projects including EU FP7 RESEEPEE, TSB Building Performance Evaluation and ERDF Knowledge Exchange Network projects.

Area of Expertise:

  • Post-occupancy evaluation of buildings
  • Climate responsive buildings design
  • Building thermal modelling and simulation
  • Building information Modelling
  • Transient modelling and simulation of renewable energy systems
  • Whole life cost Evaluation
  • Energy policy and management

Research Interests

Energy Policy; Renewable Energy; Transient System Simulation; Indoor Environmental Quality; Building Performance Evaluation; Water efficiency and management; Low carbon retrofit/refurbishment; Building Information Modelling and Management

Education / Academic qualification

8 Sep 201030 Jul 2011

Doctorate, University of Brighton

10 Sep 200529 Aug 2009

MSc, Robert Gordon University

30 Sep 200212 Dec 2003

Degree, Ahmadu Bello University

20 Sep 199330 Sep 1999


  • TH Building construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Low Carbon Retrofit
  • Building Performance Evaluation
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation
  • Building Performance Modelling
  • Renewable Energy Modelling
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Building Information Moodelling
  • Building Integrated Renewable Energy Systems
  • Built Environment Resilience

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Research Output 2007 2017

Methodology for Evaluating Innovative Technologies for Low- Energy Retrofitting of Public Building

Ahmed, A., Mateo-Garcia, M., McGough, D. & Gaterell, M. 30 Mar 2017 In : Energy Procedia. 112, p. 166-175 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision making
Energy security
Climate change
Energy efficiency

Innovative retrofitting activities for the enhancement of Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

Ahmed, A., Mateo-Garcia, M. & McGough, D. 30 Jul 2016 HERITAGE 2016 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Conference. Amoêda, R., Lira, S. & Pinheiro, C. (eds.). Barcelos, Portugal: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, p. 3 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Energy efficiency
Decision making
13 Citations

Overheating investigation in UK social housing flats built to the Passivhaus standard

Sameni, S. T., Gaterell, M., Montazami, A. & Ahmed, A. 2015 In : Building and Environment. 92, October, p. 222-235

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social housing
Water management

Activities 2013 2016

  • 7 Participation in conference

4th Annual Water Efficiency Conference

Ahmed, A. (Scientific Committee Member)
7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

2nd International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience

Ahmed, A. (Speaker)
3 Nov 20145 Nov 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

iiSBE Net Zero Built Environment 2014 Symposium

Ahmed, A. (Speaker)
6 Mar 20147 Mar 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Water Efficiency in Building Research Network Conference

Ahmed, A. (Scientific Committee Member)
3 Mar 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

World Renewable Energy Congress

Ahmed, A. (Speaker)
3 Aug 20148 Aug 2014

Activity: Participation in conference