Personal profile

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

Biography

 

 

 

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 2012 2017

  • 59 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 4 Conference proceeding
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Poster

Conflict for Comfort: Examination of office workers’ ratings of Indoor Environmental Quality and conflict over comfort

Montazami, A. & Lunn, C. 3 Jul 2017 (Accepted/In press) 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

Impact of social background and behaviour on children’s thermal comfort

Montazami, A., Gatrell, M. & Nicol, F. 5 Jun 2017 In : Building and Environment. 122, p. 422-434 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Thermal comfort
social background
social behavior
Economics
school
4 Citations
Open Access
File
classroom
primary school
Cooling
Thermal comfort
learning

Wearable health monitoring, an addition to Building Use Studies?

Montazami, A. & Lunn, C. 16 Jun 2016

Research output: ResearchPoster

5 Citations

A comprehensive review of environmental design in UK schools: History, conflicts and solutions

Montazami, A., Gaterell, M. & Nicol, F. Jun 2015 In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 46, June, p. 249-264

Research output: ResearchArticle

Open Access
Air quality
Energy utilization
Students
Temperature

Activities 2010 2016

  • 6 Participation in conference

UK Indoor Environments Group Conference - UKIEG 2016

Montazami, A. (Organising Committee)
16 Jun 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

Windsor conference

Montazami, A. (Speaker)
10 Apr 201413 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Association of Architectural Educators Conference 2013

Montazami, A. (Speaker)
3 Apr 20135 Apr 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

SB 13

Montazami, A. (Speaker)
3 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

London Met Postgraduate Research Student Conference

Montazami, A. (Speaker)
11 Nov 2011

Activity: Participation in conference