Staff Profile:Professor Derek Clements-Croome
- Professor Derek Clements-Croome
- Job Title:
- Emeritus Professor
Retired from all University Responsibilities.
- Areas of Interest:
Derek is an academic and consultant on the design and operation of intelligent buildings. Sustainability to meet environmental, social and economic criteria are key features involving productivity in the workplace, energy, water, waste and pollution issues.
Research interests include intelligent buildings; high value design and management processes: individual environmental control: alternative approaches to heating, ventilating, and airconditioning of buildings: environmental design for human needs: sustainability issues for the construction industry.
Has received many research grants awarded by EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Industry and EU. A Freelance Consultant in Environmental Design. Principal hobby is music (violin and viola playing, plus conducting).
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He is an author of several books: including Intelligent Buildings, Design, Management & Operation (2004)Thomas Telford (it is being published in Chinese in March 2006), Electromagnetic Environment & Health in Buildings (2004) Spon; Creating the Productive Workplace (2000) (Second edition 2006) Spon; Naturally Ventilated Buildings Spon (1997); Airconditioning and Ventilation of Buildings, Pergamon Press, 1981 (Second Edition), also published in Chinese and Russian and Noise, Buildings and People, Pergamon Press, 1977.
Published over 200 papers on various aspects of his research and education projects.
- BSc, MSc, PhDCEng, FCIBSE, FInstP, FICE, FRSA, FASHRAE, FIOA, Subscribing Member RIBA.
He represents the discipline on the Government Strategy Technology Board in Taiwan also a Commissioner for the Ministry of Construction in Beijing; President of National Conference of University Professors; Chairman of Intelligent Buildings and the Natural Ventilation Group also the Whole Life Performance Task Group for the CIBSE.Co-coordinator for the CIB Commission W098; Chairman of Federation of European Heating and Airconditioning Association (REHVA) Task Force 10,on Improving the Reliability and Value of Building Services; member of EPSRC College; DTI project assessor (also for EU); peer reviewer for several journals and sits on several editorial boards.
He sits on Council at CIBSE, also BSRIA and Executive Boards for British Council of Offices and the Intelligent Buildings Group.
Past Chairman and founder of the South East Centre of the Built Environment in Construction; Past Chairman and Member and of Executive Committee for European Intelligent Building Group (now Intelligent Building Group).
Derek holds visiting professorships at several universities in China: and Finland. Honorary President of Intelligent Buildings Congress at Cracow University in 2001, 2002 and 2006. UK Ambassador and Chairman, at Clima 2000, 7th World Congress, Naples in September 2001.
Silver and Bronze Medallist of the CIBSE and the Institute of Hospital Engineering. Nominated and elected Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Airconditioning Engineers in 1997. Nominated and elected Lifetime Member of the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences in 2000. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Arts.