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Alejandro’s main research interests are net zero buildings and the indoor environment – indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort –, particularly Passivhaus homes. Ultimately, the connections between sustainable architecture to health, urban and human behaviours to create healthy homes through design research methods. Alejandro has developed an interest in using low-cost sensors as research tools and their effect on residential behaviour, design, and human health & well-being. Alejandro is also a certified Passivhaus Designer.
Alejandro’s main research interests are net zero buildings, particularly Passivhaus homes, and its connections to health, urban and human behaviours. Through this, Alejandro explores the architectural design, energy efficiency methods, passive techniques and their impact on the indoor environment – indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort–, particularly in homes and their relation to the urban environment to create healthy homes. Architecture has well responded to climate change mitigating the effects of the built environment. However, its impact on health is usually left aside. Alejandro’s approach to architectural design seeks to improve the quality of life for all citizens in an ageing society, delivering sustainable interventions that take a “whole house” approach. Alejandro’s research uses design research methods to explore the interactions between resident behaviours and the built environment to deliver healthier indoor environments, considering the impact of bio-psychological-social aspects of health, climate change impacts, and energy efficiency methods interactions. Alejandro’s research interests also extend to the use of low-cost sensors as research tools and the effect that they could have on residential behaviour, design and human health & well-being.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, Continuous IAQ monitoring with low-cost monitors: Protocol development, performance and application in residential building, Glasgow School of Art
Jan 2015 → Apr 2019
Award Date: 29 Oct 2019
Committee member, UKIEG Committee
Sept 2021 → …
Member, AHRC Peer Review College
1 Feb 2021 → 1 Mar 2024
Director & Treasurer, Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)
Nov 2017 → Sept 2020
- Net Zero homes
- Healthy homes
- Indoor air quality
- Building Performance Evaluation
- Thermal comfort
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4/09/23 → 8/01/24
Project: Knowledge Exchange
Mustafa, M. N., Mohd Abdah, M. A. A., University, S., Moreno-Rangel, A., Radwan, A. & Khalid, M., 31 Jul 2023, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews . 181, 21 p., 113355.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Moreno-Rangel, A., 5 Jul 2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Speech