Howard Darby

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Where are they now?

Graduated. Working at Peter Bretts Consultants.

Thesis title:

Whole life cycle in carbon design and management in buildings

Project:

My research project 'Whole Life Cycle of Carbon Design and Management in Buildings' aims to reduce embodied carbon emissions from buildings by appropriate choice of materials and forms of construction, and by optimising the interaction between operational and embodied carbon. 

Publications:

Journal Papers

  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., & Kelly, F., 2012. Whole Life Carbon - A Building Case Study. The Structural Engineer, Volume 90 (12), December 2012, 38-44.
  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., Clements-Croome, D., Yearley, T., & Box, W., 2013. Intelligent Buildings Management: Influence of Occupants' Behaviour on Energy and Carbon Emission Reduction in a Higher Education Building Case Study. Intelligent Buildings International (submitted June 14 2013 not yet published).

Conference Papers

  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., & Kelly, F., 2010. The Carbon Life Cycle of Buildings: A Review of the Current UK Carbon Emissions Reduction Strategy for Buildings. 1st Annual TSBE EngD Conference Proceedings, University of Reading.
  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., & Kelly, F., 2011. Case study on the whole life carbon cycle in buildings. Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress, Link√∂ping, Sweden, May 8-13, 2011, 1781-1788.
  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., & Kelly, F., 2011. A Review of Currently Available Standards and Software Tools for Assessing Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings. 2nd Annual TSBE EngD Conference Proceedings, University of Reading.
  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., & Kelly, F., 2011. A Review of Currently Available Standards and Software Tools for Assessing Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings. Proceedings of the World Sustainable Building World Sustainable Building Conference, Helsinki, Finland, October 18-21, 2011.
  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., & Kelly, F., 2012. A case study to investigate the life cycle carbon emissions and carbon storage capacity of a cross laminated timber, multi-storey residential building. 3rd Annual TSBE EngD Conference Proceedings, University of Reading.
  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., & Kelly, F., 2013. A case study to investigate the life cycle carbon emissions and carbon storage capacity of a cross laminated timber, multi-storey residential building. Proceedings of the World Sustainable Building, Munich, Germany, April 24-26, 2013.
  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., & Kelly, F., 2013. Time Valued Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings. Proceedings of the World Sustainable Building Conference, Graz, Austria, September 25-28, 2013.

Other

  • Darby, H.J., 2012. Reducing Carbon Emissions While You Build. Inform Environews, Issue 9, Spring 2012, 13-14. (Peter Brett Associates Publication)
  • Darby, H.J., 2013. Can Bio-Renewable Building Materials Save the Day?. Inform Environews, Issue 10, Spring 2013, 13-14. (Peter Brett Associates Publication)
  • Darby, H.J., Elmualim, A.A., & Kelly, F., 2013. Buildings, Embodied Carbon and the time value of emissions. Poster presentation at the 4th Annual TSBE EngD Conference, University of Reading.

Engagement:

Speaker engagement

  • Buildings, embodied carbon and the time value of carbon emissions. UK/Swedish Seminar on technological innovation in construction, May 29-31 2013, School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading.

Other

  • Invited participant in the iiSBE, IEA Annex 57 research group "Evaluation of Embodied Energy and Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Building Construction". Graz, Austria, September 2013.
  • Invited member of 'Embodied carbon and energy in buildings' Linkedin Group, led by Dr Alice Moncaster, University of Cambridge, UK member of Annex 57.
  • Invited participant in Embodied Carbon Benchmarks Database -Key Stakeholder Meeting, initiated by the UK Green Building Council and WRAP, November 2012, London.
  • Commissioned by the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) to produce an embodied carbon report on a steel framed office building, with the results published in the BCSA journal New Steel Construction, May 2012.

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