Dr. RIDLEY Ian Alexander

PhD, The University of Westminster, London


Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Ian Ridley is a building scientist with a background in physics and instrumentation and has 20 years experience of built environment research; his PhD at the University of Westminster, London, investigated the performance of superinsulated low energy social housing in the UK.

Ian was a Lecturer and Senior lecturer at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London, teaching on the MSc Environmental Design and Engineering course. He was Module leader for the Health and Comfort and Advanced Building Simulation Modules. He was Course Director for the MSc Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building at RMIT University, Melbourne Australia, and Director of The Sustainable Building and Innovation Lab.

His research centres on the design, construction and performance of low energy and sustainable buildings.  This work is motivated by the desire to reduce the environmental impact of buildings by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, at the same time recognising the need to maintain healthy and comfortable conditions for the occupants.  Ian Ridley was a member of the UK consortium providing research and support to the government Building Regulations Division, examining possible revision to the UK Building Regulations. He has worked on projects for UK Department of Energy and Climate Change to develop residential stock modelling tools to evaluate the impact of energy efficient refurbishment on energy use and occupant health.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Building Performance Evaluation
  • Advanced Building Simulation
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Health and Comfort in the Built Environment
  • Building Stock Modelling
  • Energy and Health Epidemiology in Buildings
  • Advanced Glazing
  • Moisture, Mould and Bio-contaminants in Buildings