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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 and ECO-SEE.

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Research Output 2011 2015

  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
2 Citations
Climate change
23 Citations

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
20 Citations

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