Welsh School of Architecture staff

Diana C Waldron

LCRI Research Assistant (Architectural Engineer)
Diana Waldron
Research Group Architectural Science Group
Address Bute Building,
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
CF10 3NB
Email waldrond1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone 029 2087 0463
Fax 029 2087 4623

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Profile

Diana is an Architectural Engineer graduated with a BEng Honours degree from Cardiff University, School of Engineering. She also has a Master of Sciences (MSc) Degree in Environmental Design of Buildings from the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.

After working in a couple of projects in South America, she returned to Cardiff to join the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI). She has been working within the LCRI Research Theme: Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) as part of the workpackage 5, which is focused on Urban Scale Energy Demand and Supply. The main target of this research team is to find the best methods to model and predict the impact of the most appropriate measures towards improving the energy efficiency of the built environment. All these mainly developed by means of creating new software tools and thorough research in the area, such as exploiting existing and creating new databases (i.e. using Digimap, EPCs data, etc), amongst many other practises.

Responsibilities
  • To liaise with people involve in the LCBE, LCRI and the Welsh School of Architecture, aiming to develop knowledge and tools to reduce carbon dioxide emissions associate with the build environment.
  • To develop case studies and database of building energy and infrastructure models.
  • To assist in the development of dynamic simulation models for buildings and urban scale projects.
  • To liaise with project partners, other research colleagues and support staff.
  • To assist in the development of prototype energy master planning model for new and existing developments allowing very early stage design advice regarding the applicability of building form and low carbon technologies.
  • To actively participate as a member of the research community.
  • To contribute to research papers.
Research Interests
  • Particularly interested in the holistic sustainability of designs and strategies to reduce carbon emissions in urban developments.
  • Research background on the development Energy and Environmental reports based on a variety of data sources including bulk data of actual Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) of large urban areas. Further research focus on thermal and energy analysis of different urban layouts. As well as a research projects developed on Eco-Towns in the UK and implementation of green technology within urban developments.
  • Extensive work developed on thermal modelling. Furthermore, exploring the building infrastructure as a mean to develop urban and regional carbon emission modelling tools to predict energy demand and supply for domestic and non-domestic buildings.