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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

An 80-year projection of nZEB strategies in extreme climatic conditions of Iraq

Al-Saeed, Y. W. M., Ahmed, A. & Parn, E., 24 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. 38, 3, p. 472-492 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    Developing Energy Control and Optimisation Methodology for Built Environment of the Future

    Ikhide, M., Egaji, A. & Ahmed, A., 31 Aug 2019, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings. Sayigh, A. (ed.). Switzerland: Springer, p. 567-577 11 p. (Innovative Renewable Energy ).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Training and development model to achieve BIM competencies in construction and design teams

    Milivojevic, N. & Ahmed, A., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    Developing Energy Control and Optimisation methodology for Built Environment of the future

    Ikhide, M., Ahmed, A. & Egaji, A., 2 Aug 2018, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Evaluating Design Strategies for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    Al-Saeed, Y. W. M. & Ahmed, A., 29 Sep 2018, In : Designs: Journal of Engineering Design. 2 (4), 35, p. 1-12 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 51 Downloads (Pure)


    External Examination - PhD

    Abdullahi Ahmed (Examiner)
    12 Mar 2020

    Activity: Examination

    CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018

    Abdullahi Ahmed (Organising Committee)
    12 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    External Examination - PhD

    Abdullahi Ahmed (Examiner)
    17 Dec 2018

    Activity: Examination

    Sustainable Places Conference 2017

    Abdullahi Ahmed (Speaker)
    28 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Sustainable Solutions for Energy and Environment Conference (EENVIRO 2017 )

    Abdullahi Ahmed (Session Chair)
    24 Nov 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


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

    Author: Tabatabaei Sameni, S., 5 Feb 2019

    Supervisor: Montazami, A. (Supervisor), Morel, J. (Supervisor), Ahmed, A. (Supervisor) & Agyekum-Mensah, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy