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Dr David Glew


About Dr David Glew

Dr Glew has managed a various research projects focussing on energy policy, energy efficiency and especially retrofits of homes, as well as projects into the use of Energy Performance Certificates and the use of smart meter data. 

He has played a leading role in securing over £1.3 million of research funding, since 2014, directly from industry and manufacturers as well as from Government Departments and Research Councils including ESRC and EPSRC.

Dr Glew has a particular interest in energy policy and has managed two major government funded projects which will directly inform policy makers:

1) The Green Deal research Project funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) looking into the performance of over 60 retrofits across Yorkshire.
2) The Department for Business and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) project to investigate the potential impact of novel Thin Internal Wall Insulation projects.

Dr Glew is involved in policy development in the area of domestic energy efficiency; he has been appointed to Ofgem Technical Advisory Panels to assess new innovations, contributed to Government calls for evidence, Select Committee inquiries, All Party Parliamentary Groups and being a member of work streams for the Each Home Counts industry review of retrofits which has resulted in a new Quality Mark and PAS2035. He has also spent time seconded to BEIS where he worked on evaluating and designing research projects to inform policy teams and ministers.

Dr Glew, is the LSI’s doctoral programme coordinator, responsible for ensuring delivery of research training to over 30 professional doctoral students (EngD) and PhD students. He also supervises 9 doctoral students and a number of MSc student projects and contributes to MSc teaching in the School of the Built Environment and Engineering.

Research Interests

Dr Glew is interested in researching how to reduce energy demand in all areas of society and how research can inform policy. Specifically he is interested in how to maximise the benefits of retrofit in terms of increasing retrofit numbers, promoting a whole house approach, changing the design of energy policy, minimising perforce gaps and unintended consequences.

He is experienced in managing interdisciplinary projects that address energy demand through investigating behaviour change, using large data sets, evaluating mass programs using field data, using hygrothermal and energy modelling, as well as in use monitoring and smart data.

Future areas of research for Dr Glew include investigating the potential for behaviour change to be integrated into energy policy to reduce energy consumption in homes and improving occupant control over their energy use as well as changing installation practices in the retrofit industry.

He is also looking into research projects that will enhance the use of existing and future large data sets to uncover what these may reveal to inform how to reduce energy consumption from homes and inform future energy policy.

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