Jon Hand


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Personal Statement

My primary focus is in numerical assessments of the performance of the built environment and environmental control systems. I have been active in this field for 25 years and manage approximately one million lines of source code (e.g. ESP-r).

I have a continuing interest in how engineering software is used in the building design process and I actively mentor companies in the UK and elsewhere.  I am also a certified instructor for PassivHaus designers and practitioners and have trained more than 200 practitioners and given presentations in Europe and Asia.

I have acted as a reviewer for several international journals and this year was made a Fellow of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association).  I have been in the authoring team of several CIBSE application manuals.  When not developing source code for ESP-r I am often found coaxing 3D objects from local Maker facilties.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Working practices supporting numerical assessments of performance
  • Quality control procedures versus numerical assessments of performance
  • Construction details for extreme low energy buildings

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):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Removing barrieers to the use of simulation in the building design professions, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998


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