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Nafisa Bhikhoo, ESD14-15, presents her research at ZEMCH 2016 in Malaysia

last modified Feb 03, 2017 05:52 PM
Nafisa Bhikhoo produced a dissertation titled “Energy Efficiency in Low Income Tropical Housing: A Study into Improving Thermal Comfort in Low Income Housing Designs in Thailand through the Effective Incorporation of Passive Design Strategies” as part of her Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil in 2014-15.
Nafisa Bhikhoo, ESD14-15, presents her research at ZEMCH 2016 in Malaysia

Photo Credit: Bhikhoo

She worked with Supervisors Dr Heather Cruickshank and Dr Arman Hashemi. For more information see: Abstract

She has recently presented a paper at the ZEMCH 2016 conference in held in Malaysia.  ZEMCH is an acronym of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home aiming to tackle issues arising in the delivery of socially, economically and environmentally sustainable built environments in developed and developing countries, which accommodate people with different socio-economic backgrounds that relate to ages and abilities.

For more information about the conference see: ZEMCH Conference 2016

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.