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Profiles

Dr Adorkor Bruce-Konuah

Lecturer in Building Engineering

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

Adorkor is a Lecturer in Building Engineering in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Plymouth. She completed her PhD at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK, researching occupant window use behaviour due to physical environmental conditions.

Adorkor’s research focuses on the role of occupants in the performance of low energy building. Her research aims to ensure that low energy buildings are designed in such a way that occupants are able to control and maintain comfortable indoor environmental conditions.

Qualifications

2015: PhD, Energy Futures, Computational Mechanics and DesignGroup, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield

2008: MEng Civil Engineering with Business Management, Departmentof Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Bruce-Konuah, A., Jones, R.V., Fuertes, A., Messi, L. and Giretti, A. (2018) The role of thermostatic radiator valves for the control of space heating in UK social-rented households. Energy and Buildings, 173, 206-220.

Bruce-Konuah, A., Jones, R.V., Fuertes, A. and de Wilde, P. (2018) Central heating settings and heating energy demand in low energy social housing in the United Kingdom. Energy Procedia.

Bruce-Konuah, A., Jones, R.V., Fuertes, A. and de Wilde, P. (2018) Central heating settings in low energy social housing in the United Kingdom. Energy Procedia.

Hathway, A., Papakonstantis, I., Bruce-Konuah, A., Brevis, W. (2015) Experimental and modelling investigations of air exchange and infection transfer due to hinged-door motion in office and hospital settings. International Journal of Ventilation, 14(2), 127-140.

Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

Bruce-Konuah, A., Fuertes, A. de Wilde, P and Jones, R.V. (2018) A novel method for identifying and modelling occupants' manual override space heating events in UK homes. Building Simulation and Optimisation, September 2018, Cambridge.

Gupta, R. and Bruce-Konuah, A. (2017) Using smart energy storage to increase self-consumption of solar-generated electricity and reduce peak grid load at household and community level. Proceedings of ECEEE Conference, France, May 2017.

Gupta, R. and Bruce-Konuah, A. (2017) Evaluating the integration of solar photovoltaic and smart battery storage systems across a cluster of dwellings in a socially-disadvantaged community. Proceedings of BEHAVE Conference, Portugal, September 2017.

Gupta, R., Kapsali, M. and Bruce-Konuah, A. (2016) Monitoring energy and environmental performance of an innovative low energy refurbishment of a historic council office building. CIBSE Technical Symposium, Edinburgh, April 2016.

Bruce-Konuah, A., Hathway, E.A., and Fotios, S. (2012) Window use in single person offices: do occupants control personal ventilation to provide adequate IAQ? Proceedings of the Healthy Buildings Conference, Australia, July 2012.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Bruce-Konuah NA, Jones RV, Fuertes A & De Wilde P 2019 'Central heating settings and heating energy demand in low energy social housing in the United Kingdom' Energy Procedia 158, 3658-3663 , DOI PEARL
Bruce-Konuah NA, Jones R, Fuertes A & De Wilde P 2019 'Central heating settings in low energy social housing in the United Kingdom' Energy Procedia 158, 3399-3404 , DOI PEARL
Bruce-Konuah NA, Jones RV & Fuertes A 2018 'Physical environmental and contextual drivers of occupants’ manual space heating override behaviour in UK residential buildings' Energy and Buildings 183, 129-138 , DOI PEARL
Bruce-Konuah A, Jones RV, Fuertes A, Messi L & Giretti A 2018 'The role of thermostatic radiator valves for the control of space heating in UK social-rented households' Energy and Buildings 173, 206-220 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Hathway A, Papakonstantis I, Bruce-Konuah A & Brevis W 2015 'Experimental and Modelling Investigations of Air Exchange and Infection Transfer due to Hinged-Door Motion in Office and Hospital Settings' International Journal of Ventilation 14, (2) 127-140 , DOI PEARL
Conference Papers
Bruce-Konuah NA, Jones RV & Fuertes A 2018 'A comparison between thermostat and thermostatic radiator valve setpoint temperatures in UK social housing' Scott L; Gorse C International SEEDS Conference 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland 06/09/2018 07/09/2018 Publisher Site PEARL
Bruce-Konuah NA, Jones RV, Fuertes A & De Wilde P 2018 'Occupant Heating Practices in Dwellings: A Methodology for Identifying Scheduled Heating Periods and Manual Override Events' Building Simulation and Optimization 2018 Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge 11/09/2018 12/09/2018 PEARL