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Dominic Miles-Shenton


About Dominic Miles-Shenton

A qualified thermographer and experienced building pressurisation tester; Dominic has been measuring and monitoring the thermal and energetic performance of building fabrics and build processes with Leeds Beckett University since 2004.

Dominic bought to the University 12 years of experience from the building product supply industry and postgraduate study in Materials Science at Keele University and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. At Leeds Beckett University he has been involved in some of the most influential field trials performed on UK housing in the past decade, playing a significant role in both the Stamford Brook and Elm Tree Mews research projects and undertaking research designed to inform and drive improvements the UK Building Regulations.

Dominic’s main research interests are related to the modelling and physical testing of the thermal performance of UK dwellings, from existing buildings to those built to advanced energy standards. More particularly, determination and understanding of the gaps between designed and as-built performance through a number of approaches; from observational with limited empirical measurement to full scale performance testing and monitoring regimes.

Areas of expertise include building performance and evaluation, building physics, airtightness, sustainable design, coheating testing, thermal imaging, in-situ building component testing and building process evaluation.

Research Interests

Dominic’s current research has involved pre and post renovation performance testing of existing buildings for local government, social landlords and product manufacturers; evaluating the effectiveness of various products, processes and retrofit schemes. He has also been engaged in the testing of new-build dwellings to various degrees of designed fabric performance; from standard Building Regulations compliant homes to those in the upper levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes and Passivhaus Standards.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (10)

Chapters (1)

  • Bell M; Lowe RJ; Wingfield J; Miles-Shenton D; Chiu LF (2009) LowCarb4Real; Working together to build low carbon homes. In: Bell M; Lowe RJ; Wingfield J; Miles-Shenton D; Chiu LF The Complete UrbanBuzz. London: University College London Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, pp. .

Reports (15)

  • Miles-Shenton D; Farmer D; Johnston D (2015) Investigation into the in situ thermal performance of 2 static caravans - Assessing the change in heat loss behaviour due to thermally superior replacement windows.. . Leeds, UK: Leeds Sustainability Institute.
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  • Peat M; Johnston D; Miles-Shenton D; Farmer D (2013) Post Construction and Early Occupation Study, Lancaster Co-housing Development - Design Review Report. . Leeds: Technology Strategy Board / Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Peat M; Stafford A; Miles-Shenton D; Farmer D (2013) Leeds Core Cities Monitoring and Evaluation Project: Renovations of Brick Built Solid Wall Terrace Properties - Design Review Report 01. . Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Johnston DK; Miles-Shenton D; Wingfield J; Farmer D; Bell M (2012) Whole House Heat Loss Test Method (Coheating). . Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK: Centre for the Built Environment (CeBE).
  • Wingfield J; Bell M; Miles-Shenton D; South T; Lowe RJ (2011) Evaluating the impact of an enhanced energy performance standard on load-bearing masonry domestic construction: Understanding the gap between designed and real performance: lessons from Stamford Brook.. . London: Communities and Local Government.
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  • Johnston DK; Miles-Shenton D; Bell M; Wingfield J (2011) Airtightness of buildings - towards higher performance: Final Report - Domestic Sector Airtightness. . Centre for the Built Environment, Leeds Metropolitan University: Department for Communities and Local Government.
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  • Miles-Shenton D; Wingfield J; Sutton R; Bell M (2011) Temple Avenue Project Part 2 -Energy efficient renovation of an existing dwelling: Evaluation of design & construction and measurement of fabric performance. . Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK: Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
  • Oreszczyn T; Mumovic M; Davies M; Ridley I; Bell M; Smith M; Miles-Shenton D (2011) Condensation risk - impact of improvements to Part L and robust details on Part C Final report: BD2414. . University College London / Leeds Metropolitan University: A Report to the ODPM Building Regulations Division under the Building Operational Performance Framework.
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  • Bell M; Wingfield J; Miles-Shenton D; Seavers J (2010) Low carbon housing: lessons from Elm Tree Mews. . Leeds Metropolitan University: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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  • Miles-Shenton D; Wingfield J; Sutton R; Bell M (2010) Temple Avenue Project Part 1 - Temple Avenue field trial - Evaluation of design & construction process and measurement of fabric performance of new build dwellings. . Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK: Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
  • Miles-Shenton D, Bootland J, Lai Fong Chiu, Corbey S, Lowe R, Wingfield J, Bell M (2008) LowCarb4Real - Developing Low Carbon Housing: Lessons from the Field. . Leeds: Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Miles-Shenton D; Bell M; Wingfield J; Lowe RJ; South T (2007) Evaluating the Impact of an Enhanced Energy Performance Standard on Load-Bearing Masonry Construction - Final Report - Understanding the Gap between Designed & Real Performance, PII Project CI 39/3/663. . Evaluating the Impact of an Enhanced Energy Performance Standard on Load-Bearing Masonry Construction - Final Report - Understanding the Gap between Designed & Real Performance, PII Project CI 39/3/663: Department for Communities and Local Government.
  • Johnston DK; Miles-Shenton D; Bell M (2006) Airtightness of Buildings - Towards Higher Performance. Discussion Paper Number 2 - Impacts of Pressure Testing. . Leeds: ODPM / Leeds metropolitan University.
  • Johnston DK; Miles-Shenton D; Bell M (2006) Airtightness of Buildings - Towards Higher Performance. Discussion Paper Number 1 - Performance & Implementation. . Leeds: ODPM / Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Bell M; Smith M; Miles-Shenton D (2005) Condensation Risk - Impact of Improvements to Part L and Robust Details on Part C -Interim report number 7: Final report on project fieldwork. . Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK: A Report to the ODPM Building Regulations Division under the Building Operational Performance Framework.
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