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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 2018

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

Power control
Energy efficiency
Thermal insulation

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
Energy utilization
Gas emissions
Fossil fuels
Developing countries
Greenhouse gases
1 Citations

Experimental evaluation of passive cooling using phase change materials (PCM) for reducing overheating in public building in the UK

Ahmed, A., Mateo-Garcia, M., McGough, D., Caratella, K. & Ure, Z. 21 Feb 2018 E3S Web Conference: EENVIRO 2017 Workshop - Advances in Heat and Transfer in Built Environment. E3S Web of Conferences, Vol. 32, 7 p. 01001

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

Open Access
Phase change materials
Heat storage
Thermal energy
Humidity sensors

Best Practice for Retrofitting Public Buildings in Europe

Ahmed, A., Mateo-Garcia, M., de Brébisson, A. & Norberg, A. 20 Jul 2017 Coventry: createonsight. 88 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
Energy conservation
Energy utilization
Decision making
2 Citations

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

Open Access
Decision making
decision making

Activities 2012 2018

CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018

Ahmed, A. (Organising Committee)
12 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

2nd Solar Africa International Renewable Energy Conference

Ahmed, A. (Keynote speaker)
6 Feb 20179 Feb 2017

Activity: Invited talk

External examination - PhD

Ahmed, A. (Examiner)
8 Dec 2017

Activity: Examination

Sustainable Places Conference 2017

Ahmed, A. (Speaker)
28 Jun 2017

Activity: Participation in conference