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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

Keywords

  • 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

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

Retrofitting
Demonstrations
Energy conservation
Energy utilization
Decision making
1 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

Retrofitting
energy
Decision making
Energy security
Climate change
Energy
Retrofitting
Carbon
Hazardous materials
Asbestos

Performance Assessment and Post Occupancy Evaluation of Low-Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings: Case Study of Coventry University Living Lab

Ahmed, A. 30 Mar 2017 CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2017. Dwyer, T. (ed.). CIBSE, 4 p. Session 17 Paper 3

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

Retrofitting
Decision making
Costs
Patient rehabilitation
Energy efficiency
Testing
Retrofitting
Energy efficiency
Demonstrations
Monitoring

Activities 2012 2017

  • 13 Participation in conference
  • 1 Editorial activity

2nd Solar Africa International Renewable Energy Conference

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

Activity: Participation in conference

Sustainable Places Conference 2017

Ahmed, A. (Speaker)
28 Jun 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

4th Annual Water Efficiency Conference

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

Activity: Participation in conference

World Renewable Energy Congress

Ahmed, A. (Invited Speaker)
3 Dec 20168 Dec 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

1st International Conference of the BIM Academic Forum

Ahmed, A. (Scientific Committee Member)
13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Activity: Participation in conference