Professor Phil Jones

Professor Phil Jones

Phil Jones is chair of Architectural Science at the Welsh School of Architecture.

His teaching and research activities encompass a range of subjects in the field of energy use, environmental design and sustainability in the built environment. His work with industry includes environmental design consultancy on a range of projects, for example, fa├žade design in Switzerland with Kopitsis Bauphysik, energy analysis of the Pearl Island development in Qatar, and building physics on the Atkins design Lighthouse building which is Dubai's first low-carbon high rise tower.

He is currently working on research projects in Wales, Europe, the Middle East and China. He is an honorary professor at Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT) and has been a visiting professor at the University Putra Malaysia and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

From 2000 to 2006 he was a member of the UK Government Building Regulation Advisory Committee (BRAC) and he currently chairs the European Low-carbon Urban Built Environments network which has 19 member states. He is chairman of the board of directors of Warm Wales, a charitable company formed to implement energy efficiency measures to existing fuel-poor housing.

In 1999 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales and in 2007 he was invited to be a Fellow of the Institute of Welsh Affairs.

He chairs the Wales Energy Research Centre's steering committee and Cardiff City's Futures Forum.