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I am a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow in Healthy Buildings and a lecturer in the Department of Architecture. I was trained as an architect and after gaining professional experience in Italy and Belgium, I pursued a Master's in Sustainable Design and obtained a PhD in Sustainable Buildings.
My research looks at the risks of overheating and poor indoor air quality in low-energy housing (new build and renovated) and the role of adaptive comfort and ventilation in this. My research covers different themes of the sustainable built environment (i.e. thermal comfort, low-energy design, urban regeneration and climate change adaptation), with research experiences in different countries (Italy, the UK, Brazil and Perú).
I have recently been awarded a Seal of Excellence Fellowship for the project ADAPTIVE HOUSING at EURAC Research in Bolzano (Italy), where I am using climate change projections to test the vulnerability and resilience of low-energy homes in the context of rising temperatures.
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, Risks of overheating in highly insulated English houses: an investigation into the design process, comfort performance and occupant behaviour, De Montfort University
Award Date: 11 Oct 2018
2 Jan 2023 → 31 Dec 2024
- Thermal comfort
- Energy efficiency
- Low carbon homes
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Building Performance Evaluation
- Mixed Methods
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Research to identify if changes to guidance in Standard 3.14 Ventilation in 2015 have been effective in improving ventilation and indoor air quality
18/03/21 → 1/06/24
Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)
Photovoltaic technologies in historic buildings and protected areas: comprehensive legislative framework in Italy and SwitzerlandLucchi, E., Dall'Orto, I., Peluchetti, A., Toledo, L., Pelle, M., López, C. P. & Guazzi, G., 28 Feb 2022, In: Energy Policy. 161, 18 p., 112772.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Risks of overheating in highly insulated English houses: an investigation into the design process, comfort performance and occupant behaviour.Toledo, L., 1 Oct 2018, 390 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis