Richard Fitton

  • Reader in Energy Performance of Buildings - University of Salford

Research interests

Richard Fitton is a Lecturer in Energy Efficiency in the School of the Built Environment. He leads the monitoring work undertaken within ABERG and is involved in a number of projects with regards to whole house heat loss testing (co-heating), U Value measurement, as well as product and retrofit package testing within the Energy House.

Richard has previously been a Building Surveyor and Energy Manager in the public sector. He also advises on the qualification of SAP Assessors. Richard was a contributor on the Zero Carbon Hub Testing Work Group for the Closing the Gap Between Design and As-Built Performance project.  

He sits on a number of international committees, leading a group designing building performance test methodologies for dwellings (co-heating) and also leading a task group for the International Energy Agency (Annex 71), examining the use of smart meters in the diagnosis of energy efficiency issues in dwellings.

Richard holds a place on the SAP scientific integrity group which examines the changes required, and performance of the regulatory energy modelling tool in the UK.