Room 6E 2.22
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 385531
Interested in supervising students studying:
- Energy use in buildings
- Low energy/carbon design
- Climate change
- Post occupancy evaluation of buildings
Professor David Coley
David Coley is Professor of Low Carbon Design and head of the Energy and the Design of Environments research group. His research focuses on minimising the energy use of buildings through a process of physical design and an understanding of occupant behaviour. He is also interested in citywide energy modelling.
David Coley received a BSc in Physics in 1985 and a PhD in theoretical nuclear physics in 1989 (both from Surrey University). During this time he also worked briefly for the UK Atomic Energy Authority. He joined the Centre for Energy and the Environment at Exeter University in 1998, where he worked until joining Bath as Professor of Low Carbon Design in 2011. Whilst at Exeter, his main interests were in low energy design (including Passivhaus), renewables, estimating the impact of climate change on the built environment and evolutionary computation. He was also a founding member of a London based hedge fund.
David's main research interests are finding out why buildings use energy, how little they could use and where this energy might come from. In essence, this means teasing out whether the issue for the mass production of low carbon buildings is the building or the occupant.
He is a committee member of various national bodies on the built environment and on the editorial board of three journals.
Alongside academic papers and reports for Government, David has written books on energy and climate change, genetic algorithms and rock climbing.
Coley, D., 2008. Energy and Climate Change : Creating a Sustainable Future. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
Ramallo-González, A.P., Eames, M.E. and Coley, D.A., 2013. Lumped parameter models for building thermal modelling : An analytic approach to simplifying complex multi-layered constructions. Energy and Buildings, 60, pp. 174-184.
Eames, M., Kershaw, T. and Coley, D., 2012. A comparison of future weather created from morphed observed weather and created by a weather generator. Building and Environment, 56, pp. 252-264.
Coley, D., Kershaw, T. and Eames, M., 2012. A comparison of structural and behavioural adaptations to future proofing buildings against higher temperatures. Building and Environment, 55, pp. 159-166.
De Wilde, P. and Coley, D., 2012. Editorial article: The Implications of a Changing Climate for Buildings. Building and Environment, 56, pp. 1-7.
Eames, M., Kershaw, T. and Coley, D., 2011. On the creation of future probabilistic design weather years from UKCP09. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 32 (2), pp. 127-142.
Eames, M., Kershaw, T. and Coley, D., 2011. The creation of wind speed and direction data for the use in probabilistic future weather files. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 32 (2), pp. 143-158.
Morton, T. A., Bretschneider, P., Coley, D. A. and Kershaw, T., 2011. Building a better future: An exploration of beliefs about climate change and perceived need for adaptation within the building industry. Building and Environment, 46 (5), pp. 1151-1158.
Simm, S. and Coley, D., 2011. The relationship between wall reflectance and daylight factor in real rooms. Architectural Science Review, 54 (4), pp. 329-334.
Morey, S., Coley, D. A. and Kershaw, T., 2010. Accessing the thermal mass above suspended ceilings via a perimeter gap: a CFD study of naturally ventilated spaces. International Journal of Ventilation, 9 (2), pp. 163-175.
Kershaw, T., Sanderson, M., Coley, D. and Eames, M., 2010. Estimation of the urban heat island for UK climate change projections. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 31 (3), pp. 251-263.
Coley, D. and Kershaw, T., 2010. Changes in internal temperatures within the built environment as a response to a changing climate. Building and Environment, 45 (1), pp. 89-93.
Kershaw, T., Eames, M. and Coley, D. A., 2010. Comparison of multi-year and reference year building simulations. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 31 (4), pp. 357-369.
Coley, D. A., Hunt, S. and Mitchell, A., 2009. Acoustics in schools: Explaining the options to architects by the use of approximate formulae and graphs, with a special emphasis on dining spaces. Indoor and Built Environment, 18 (6), pp. 505-513.
Coley, D. A., Howard, M. and Winter, M., 2009. Local food, food miles and carbon emissions: A comparison of farm shop and mass distribution approaches. Food Policy, 34 (2), pp. 150-155.