Research at Leeds Beckett
About Martin Fletcher
Martin is a Research Assistant in the CeBE Group. Martin's background is in renewable energy and sustainable technology, gaining his Masters in Renewable Energy from Newcastle University before working with the Centre for the Green Knowledge Economy at Bournemouth University.
His current activity is wide ranging across the span of the CeBE group's activities, with particular focus on the in use monitoring of building energy consumption. In addition to this, Martin is heavily involved with the International Energy Agency Annex 58 project, a cross collaboration initiative seeking to define a roadmap for building forensic testing and analysis. Martin also works closely with the building physics and forensics areas of the group's research, with current work including co-heating testing of properties as part of the DECC Green Deal trial.
Martin's work within the group underpins his own independent research, and he is currently undertaking PhD research into the sustainability and performance of multi-use sports facilities. This involves a 12 month monitoring phase, recording internal comfort conditions and light levels to see how internal and external factors affect the performance of these complex buildings.
- BSc Building Services Engineering
The main focus of Martin's research is the in use monitoring of occupant energy use in thermally upgraded buildings, to better understand the effectiveness of building retrofit strategies. The results of this research are used to inform the building energy efficiency community, allowing comparisons to be drawn between predicted and actual energy savings.