Lorna Kiamba

  • Assistant Professor in Environmental Design and Architecture - University of Nottingham

Research interests

My research aims to underpin a sustainable approach to the design of our buildings and cities, by integrating people, processes and places, in order to address global warming and climate change. This involves addressing the architectural and urban implications of environmental issues ranging from energy use to occupant comfort.

Currently, I am specifically interested in:

  • climate-responsive buildings and urban spaces
  • human comfort
  • energy efficiency in buildings (passive heating and cooling techniques)
  • energy policy (barriers towards net zero carbon)
  • community energy (socio-economic aspects)
  • post-occupancy evaluation (performance gaps and user feedback) and community engagement (for sustainability)