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Francis Moran is a Research Associate within the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering. His research focus is developing experimental research techniques related to minimising the energy use of buildings and associated construction materials.

Francis is also a part time lecturer delivering Low carbon Design techniques on a range of post graduate courses.

Francis Moran received a BSc in Building in 1984 from the then Southbank Polytechnic and an MSc in 2009 from the Centre for Alternative Technology. He received a PhD centred on the Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings in 2014 from the University of Bath.


Francis's main research interests are energy use in historic buildings; retrofiting renewable energy technology in domestic dwellings and Passive House retrofit design and implementation.

Recent projects include SIMPod, HEMPSEC ECO-SEE and Healthy Housing for the Displaced

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Research Output

  • 5 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    127 Downloads (Pure)

    The use of Passive House Planning Package to reduce energy use and CO emissions in historic dwellings

    Moran, F., Blight, T., Natarajan, S. & Shea, A., Jun 2014, In : Energy and Buildings. 75, p. 216-227 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 42 Citations (Scopus)

    Developing a database of energy use for historic dwellings in Bath, UK

    Moran, F., Natarajan, S. & Nikolopoulou, M-H., Dec 2012, In : Energy and Buildings. 55, p. 218-226 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    22 Citations (Scopus)


    Dataset for "The importance of thermal modelling and prototyping in transitional shelter design"

    Fosas, D. (Creator), Moran, F. (Creator), Natarajan, S. (Creator), Orr, J. (Creator) & Coley, D. (Creator), University of Bath, 22 Nov 2019



    Benchmarking the energy use of historic dwellings in Bath and the role for retrofit and LZC technologies to reduce CO2 emissions

    Author: Moran, F., 1 Aug 2013

    Supervisor: Natarajan, S. (Supervisor), Nikolopoulou, M. (Supervisor) & D'Ayala, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD