Jannik Giesekam

  • Research Fellow in Industrial Climate Policy - University of Leeds

Research interests

Jannik is a Research Fellow within the RCUK funded Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS). His research within CREDS focusses on the role of industrial energy demand reduction in securing a low carbon future.

Jannik is also currently leading a small project funded by the DecarboN8 network, focussed on capital carbon emissions from transportation infrastructure.

In addition to his academic research, Jannik has undertaken work for the Green Construction Board, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and the Scottish Government. This includes the development and provision of National Indicators. He has given invited talks, contributed to guidance documents, served on steering groups and acted as a technical reviewer for groups such as the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). He also undertakes a small number of consultancy projects each year – recent clients include Zero Waste Scotland, the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Jannik's current research projects are focussed on the following topics:

  • Embodied and whole life carbon assessment and mitigation in buildings
  • Compiling an open source inventory of capital carbon emissions from transportation infrastructure
  • Developing a Low Energy Demand Scenario for the UK
  • The adoption and use of Science Based Targets
  • Developing new resource productivity indicators for the UK

Past projects have focussed on:

  • Industry drivers and barriers to the adoption of sustainable building materials
  • Public perceptions and experiences of low carbon building materials
  • Microgeneration resource assessment
  • Applications of the circular economy in industrial settings