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Research interests

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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