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Research Interests

Sustainability in architecture with a focus on providing good environmental conditions in buildings, and investigating the obstacles that building professionals are faced in this context





Azadeh Montazami completed a masters degree in Architecture (distinction) at IAUT in 2004 and a second masters in Energy and Suitability in Architecture (distinction) in 2006 at London Metropolitan University. She received her PhD in ‘Classrooms’ Indoor Environment’ from the same University in 2012.


She has a strong background and interest in sustainability in Architecture and teaches Environmental Design to undergraduate architecture students at Coventry University. She also supervises research students, masters students and undergraduate students, with the theme of sustainability and low energy building.


She has collaborated with other researchers and published various papers with focuses on indoor environment, occupants’ satisfaction and users’ behaviour inside buildings. Her research has been published in academic journals and presented at highly rated conferences. Azadeh is currently supervising seven PhD students working on environmental conditions and energy efficiency in buildings.


Currently she serves on an Advisory Board of the Department of Education for updating Building Bulletin 101 guidelines (i.e. the guideline for ventilation and indoor air quality in schools) and also is a committee member of UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG).



Vision Statement

My research aims to employ my knowledge and expertise to help improve classrooms’ indoor environment to provide a better life not only for UK students, but also students around the world in the context of uncertain future (fuel poverty and global warming). The health and performance of students and teachers are influenced by the internal environment of school buildings. Providing good environmental conditions with minimum energy usage has always been a concern in school design guidelines. For various reasons, however, these conditions are not always easily achieved. By incorporating international dimensions into teaching, scholarship and especially research, I hope to advance science to find affordable, sustainable solutions appropriate to their settings.

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Research Output

Children’s Thermal Comfort and Adaptive Behaviours; UK Primary Schools during Non-heating and Heating Seasons

Korsavi, S. S. & Montazami, A., 1 May 2020, In : Energy and Buildings. 214, 109857.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Comfort temperature and preferred adaptive behaviour in various classroom types in the UK higher learning environments

    Jowkar, M., Rijal, H. B., Brusey, J., Montazami, A., Carlucci, S. & Lansdown, T., 15 Mar 2020, In : Energy and Buildings. 211, 109814.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Evaluating assumptions of scales for subjective assessment of thermal environments – Do laypersons perceive them the way, we researchers believe?

    Schweiker, M., André, M., Al-Atrash, F., Al-Khatri, H., Alprianti, R. R., Alsaad, H., Amin, R., Ampatzi, E., Arsano, A. Y., Azar, E., Bannazadeh, B., Batagarawa, A., Becker, S., Buonocore, C., Cao, B., Choi, J-H., Chun, C., Daanen, H., Damiati, S. A., Daniel, L. & 73 others, De Vecchi, R., Dhaka, S., Domínguez-Amarillo, S., Dudkiewicz, E., Edappilly, L. P., Fernández-Agüera, J., Folkerts, M., Frijns, A., Gaona, G., Garg, V., Gauthier, S., Jabbari, S. G., Harimi, D., Hellwig, R. T., Huebner, G. M., Jin, Q., Jowkar, M., Kim, J., King, N., Kingma, B., Koerniawan, M. D., Kolarik, J., Kumar, S., Kwok, A., Lamberts, R., Laska, M., Lee, M. C. J., Lee, Y., Lindermayr, V., Mahaki, M., Marcel-Okafor, U., Marín-Restrepo, L., Marquardsen, A., Martellotta, F., Mathur, J., Mino-Rodriguez, I., Montazami, A., Mou, D., Moujalled, B., Nakajima, M., Ng, E., Okafor, M., Olweny, M., Ouyang, W., Papst de Abreu, A. L., Pérez-Fargallo, A., Rajapaksha, I., Ramos, G., Rashid, S., Reinhart, C. F., Rivera, M. I., Salmanzadeh, M., Schakib-Ekbatan, K., Schiavon, S., Shooshtarian, S., Shukuya, M., Soebarto, V., Suhendri, S., Tahsildoost, M., Tartarini, F., Teli, D., Tewari, P., Thapa, S., Trebilcock, M., Trojan, J., Tukur, R. B., Voelker, C., Yam, Y., Yang, L., Zapata-Lancaster, G., Zhai, Y., Zhu, Y. & Zomorodian, Z., 15 Mar 2020, In : Energy and Buildings. 211, 24 p., 109761.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    13 Downloads (Pure)

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Naturally-ventilated Primary Schools in the UK: Occupant-Related Factors

    Korsavi, S. S., Montazami, A. & Mumovic, D., Aug 2020, In : Building and Environment. 180, 106992.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Learning to Chill: The Role of Design Schools and Professional Training to Improve Urban Climate and Urban Metabolism

    Taleghani, M., Montazami, A. & Perrotti, D., 3 May 2020, In : Energies. 13, 9, 14 p., 2243.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)


    • 6 Participation in conference

    UK Indoor Environments Group Conference - UKIEG 2016

    Azadeh Montazami (Organising Committee)
    16 Jun 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Windsor conference

    Azadeh Montazami (Speaker)
    10 Apr 201413 Apr 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Association of Architectural Educators Conference 2013

    Azadeh Montazami (Speaker)
    3 Apr 20135 Apr 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    SB 13

    Azadeh Montazami (Speaker)
    3 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    London Met Postgraduate Research Student Conference

    Azadeh Montazami (Speaker)
    11 Nov 2011

    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