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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 and ECO-SEE.

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 4 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
5 Citations (Scopus)
91 Downloads (Pure)
Climate change
36 Citations (Scopus)

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

Energy efficiency
Energy conservation
Energy utilization
Decision making
22 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

Developing a Database of Energy Use of Historic Dwellings in Bath

Moran, F. & Natarajan, S., Jan 2012, Retrofit 2012. University of Salford

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


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

Fosas de Pando, 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