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

    I contribute to academic leadership within the Faculty and play a leading role in the development and attainment of research. I teach design studio, environmental design courses/lectures, supervise Research Assistants and PhD students. I am leading a series of externally funded research projects. I provide support and mentoring for colleagues in general and in particular for new staff and new researchers.

    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, September 2009.
    • Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage - Champion of Champions - Hill Holt Wood Sustainable Community Building, the Green Organisation, June 2009.
    • The Best Paper Prize, the 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments (SASBE), Delft, June 2009.
    • Best Application of Social or Management Science, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Awards 2009 for Hill Holt Wood KTP, January 2009.
    • RIBA EM 2008 Award – Special Project Award, for Construction Emission Community of Practice (CECoP), October 2008.
    • The International Award for Excellence in Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, May 2007.
    • SHORT LIST FOR AWARDS
    • Sustainable Project of the Year 2010 (projects under £10m), Hill Holt Wood Sustainable Community Building, Building Magazine in association with UK Green Building Council.
    • Sustain Magazine Award 2010 for “Design and Architecture”, Hill Holt Wood Sustainable Community Building.
    • 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 Ltd and Robert Woodheads Ltd. To monitor occupants interactions and satisfaction in the newly build houses built to Code 5 of Sustainable Homes.
    • 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 Robert Woodheads Ltd. To monitor the performance of 4 new build houses built to Code 5 of Sustainable Homes standards using Passivhaus principles and a Fabric First approach.
    • 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 optimum design solutions to achieve higher levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes and to improve the design quality of new housing developments.
    • 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. To design and implement a Green House Gas (GHG) predictive modeling framework to forecast carbon emissions and to create a management tool for GHG reduction strategy.
    • Initiator and Principal Investigator
    • Ongoing, Value: £100,300
    • Funding body: TSB
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (KTPs) in partnership with Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA). To develop an Environmental Impact Management Programme for the road marking sector to equip managers with the competencies and tools to improve business and environmental performance.
    • 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 developed for the KTP. Value: £1956, funding body: RSMA, to be completed in February 2012 in collaboration with School of Computer Science.
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (KTP) in partnership with Simons Group Ltd. To develop a methodology and IT based tool for the assessment of the “carbon footprint” of buildings designed and constructed by the Simons Group, and to implement this in the processes and systems of the company.
    • 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 – To optimize the usage of over 800 properties for the Community and to help parochial church councils and community groups around Lincolnshire to adapt their buildings and neighbourhoods to create socially mixed and diverse communities.
    • 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 techniques that are available through Immersive Virtual Reality Technology (IVRT) to facilitate the attainment of sustainable buildings.
    • 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 - Development of a range of eco-energy buildings for Hill Holt Wood (HHW) Social Enterprise. The designs of all eco-buildings were generated in my design studios.
    • 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 external funding of £257,500 (£157,500 from WREN and £100,000 from Lincolnshire Enterprise) was secured by Hill Holt Wood with the support of the KTP (January 2007) for the construction of the Community Hall. The design of the Hall was generated through a student design competition in my design studio in 2005-06. The exercise demonstrated the effectiveness of integrating teaching and research in design-based disciplines. Construction started in March 2008 and was completed in 2010.
    • Strawbale Social Housing – In partnership with Amazonails and North Kestevan Council. Thermal modeling, monitoring and post occupanvcy evaluation of a pair of semi-detached strawbale houses as prototypes for the local authority.
    • 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 their applications in assessing “carbon footprint” of buildings.
    • 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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