Email
    bsodagar@lincoln.ac.uk
    Telephone
    01522 83 7141
    Post
    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    Lincoln
    Lincolnshire
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Prof Behzad Sodagar

    Professor of Sustainable Architecture

    School of Architecture & Design
    College of Arts

    About Behzad Sodagar

    I have almost thirty years experience as a researcher and educator working for a variety of public and private organisations and universities. My teaching has consisted of lectures, studio teaching and research supervision. I have extensive experience in the development of methodologies and design tools to analyze the impact of design and construction on environmental performance of buildings, embodied energy and carbon-footprinting affecting climate change. I have widely published in sustainable planning and development, sustainable architecture and environmental design of buildings.

    I am one of the founders of Construction Emissions Community of Practice (CECoP). CECoP won the RIBA East Midlands Awards in 2008. CECoP is a voluntary and inclusive group of consultants and academics working on developing the protocols for calculating and understanding the carbon footprint of buildings.

    Department Responsibilities

    Director of Research, School of Architecture and Design

    Subject Specialism

    Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Development, Environmental Design of Buildings, Low Energy Building Design, Carbon Footprinting, LCA.

    Qualifications

    • PhD (Architecture) University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1990
    • MPhil (Architecture/Housing) University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1986
    • BSc (Architectural Engineering) University of Science and Technology 1979

    Awards

    • AWARDS RECEIVED
    • Lord Stafford Awards, Innovation for Sustainability, Hill Holt Wood Sustainable Community Building,
    • Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage - Champion of Champions - Hil
    • The Best Paper Prize, the 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environmen
    • Best Application of Social or Management Science, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Awards 2009 for Hi
    • RIBA EM 2008 Award – Special Project Award, for Construction Emission Community of Practice (CECoP
    • The International Award for Excellence in Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainabilit
    • SHORT LIST FOR AWARDS
    • Sustainable Project of the Year 2010 (projects under £10m), Hill Holt Wood Sustainable Community Bu
    • Sustain Magazine Award 2010 for “Design and Architecture”, Hill Holt Wood Sustainable Community
    • Best UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award 2009 for Hill Holt Wood KTP.
    • RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS AND GRANTS RECEIVED
    • Building Performance Evaluation – Domestic Buildings (phase 2) in partnership with Longhurst Group
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Ongoing, Value: £58,500
    • Funding body: Technology Strategy Board
    • Building Performance Evaluation – Domestic Buildings in partnership with Longhurst Group Ltd and R
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Ongoing, Value: £55,000
    • Funding body: Technology Strategy Board
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (KTP) in partnership with Longhurst Group Ltd. To examine the
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Ongoing, Value: £100,300
    • Funding body: Technology Strategy Board
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (KTP) in partnership with NPS Property Consultants Limited. T
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Ongoing, Value: £100,300
    • Funding body: TSB
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (KTPs) in partnership with Road Safety Markings Association (
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Ongoing, Value: £32,300
    • Funding body: TSB
    • 2011-12 An additional contract with RSMA was secured to develop the IT interface of the framework de
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (KTP) in partnership with Simons Group Ltd. To develop a meth
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Completed in November 2009 (KTP rating: Very Good)
    • Value £113,696
    • Funding bodies: DTI
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (KTP) in partnership with Lincolnshire Community Foundation
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Completed in January 2010 (KTP rating: Outstanding)
    • Value £120,924
    • Funding bodies: AHRC and ESRC
    • Closing the loop - to explore the benefits of improved visualisation, presentation and analysis tech
    • Co-Initiator and Investigator
    • Completed in March 2010, Value £48,194
    • Funding body: Sustainable construction iNET Higher Education Collaboration Fund.
    • (With Northampton University)
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (KTP) in partnership with Hill Holt Wood Social Enterprise -
    • Knowledge Base Supervisor
    • Completed in August 2007 (KTP rating: Outstanding)
    • Value: £100,734
    • Funding body: DTI
    • Design of Woodland Sustainable Community Hall -Resulting from the Hill Holt Wood KTP, additional ext
    • Strawbale Social Housing – In partnership with Amazonails and North Kestevan Council. Thermal mode
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Completed in April 2010, Value: £8,000
    • Funding body: Sustainable construction iNET Higher Education Collaboration Fund.
    • Towards low carbon construction practice – To document methodologies and assessment tools and thei
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Completed September 2008, Value: £3,500
    • Funding body: Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programmes in partnership with the industry (Please see Awards and grants)
    Carbon Trust /Design Advice Consultant, 1999-2002.

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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