Esfand Burman

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Esfand Burman studied mechanical engineering at KNT University of Technology (BSc, Iran) and Sharif University of Technology (MSc, Iran). Esfand continued his postgraduate studies at Nottingham University where he earned Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering & Management in 2006.  He then practiced as a building services mechanical design engineer at Hurley Palmer Flatt and senior energy consultant at Arcadis UK before joining UCL for doctoral research in 2010.  Esfand undertook a four year Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme at UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience sponsored by AHR Global Architects (formerly AEDAS Architects) and EPSRC. His doctoral research was focused on the energy and sustainability performance of educational buildings. 

Esfand is a registered Low Carbon Consultant and Low Carbon Energy Assessor with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), LEED AP with the US Green Building Council, and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the Association of Energy Engineers. His academic interests include energy and sustainability performance of buildings, post-occupancy evaluations, building energy performance simulation, low carbon HVAC design, and CFD analysis.

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8 Mar 2018


Internationally, buildings are a major contributor to carbon emissions. Despite significant advances in the technology and construction of energy-efficient buildings, in many cases a performance gap between designed and actual performance exists. While much research has investigated the drivers of the building...

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