Dr Brenda Boardman, MBE, is Emeritus Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. She joined in 1991 and until her retirement was Head of the Energy Group. Her research into the way we use energy in our homes takes an inter-disciplinary approach by considering technical, economic, social and political implications. Her primary focus has been on the problems faced by the lowest income groups – the fuel poor. Brenda continues to work on fuel poverty and co-authored a report in September 2023 on the effect of fuel price rises on households using smart prepayment meters in the UK: Finding the fuel poor and framing better policy. Her talk will consider the competing needs of the poorest households and climate change, both today and into the future.
Elisabete Teixeira, an Environmental Engineer, earned her PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Minho in 2019. She currently serves as a dedicated Researcher at ISISE (Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering), where she specializes in a range of topics, including circular economy, green materials, risk assessment, and infrastructure protection against the challenges posed by climate change. Notably, Elisabete has taken on the role of Project Coordinator for an exciting initiative funded under Horizon Europe, titled "Citynature-Based Solutions Integration to Local Urban Infrastructure Protection for a Climate-Resilient Society."
Louisa Bowles is a Partner and Head of Sustainability at Hawkins\Brown. She has led several multi-disciplinary projects from inception to completion and now leads the practice’s dedicated team of sustainability specialists. She has structured the practice’s Whole Life Design strategy, and the development of the in-house H\B:ERT whole life carbon tool, which ensures all projects are measuring and reducing Whole Life Carbon and enhancing the architectural response to human and planetary health. Louisa is an active contributor to a number of industry organisations working to improve environmental performance including LETI, WLCN, UKGBC, NLA and RIBA. She is the 2022 AJ100 Sustainability Champion, a London Mayor's Design Advocate and on the New London Architecture Net Zero Expert Panel.
Research officer/project leader at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He has a long experience and record of research activity and scientific policy advising in earthquake engineering and environmental design of buildings. He has developed a method named SAFESUST for the combined, seismic and energy, design of buildings. He has been active in a Pilot Project for the combined rehabilitation of buildings and he is currently leading a Preparatory Action in support of the New European Bauhaus initiative.
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