With over 20 years of architectural experience, after leaving Leicester Polytechnic School of Architecture, in a wide range of commercial developments, Stuart Barlow returned to De Montfort Univeristy in Leicester nine years ago to gain a Master of Science in Climate Change and Sustainable Development, with Distinction, which included specialist investigations into:
> The use of energy in buildings
> Energy analysis techniques
> Renewable energy generation
> Integrating environmental strategies into planning & governmental policies
> Resource use & pollution
> Social & psychological dimensions of climate change
> Critical appreciation of sustainable development
> Plus specialist research by studying building's occupants’ perceptions of comfort & how this might influence low energy refurbishment of UK offices.
The findings from the dissertation were presented at the Network for Comfort & Energy Use in Buildings 2006 international conference ‘Comfort & Energy Use in Buildings - Getting Them Right’ and published in a special conference edition of the academic journal Energy & Buildings (July 2007).
For the last ten years Stuart Barlow led the development of sustainable procedures and design practices within REID Architecture and later in 3DReid.
He is also a trained CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant (Design), BREEAM Accredited Professional & BREEAM Assessor for offices, retail & industrial schemes, a trained Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor as well as being trained to use the Simplified Building Energy Model (used for Building Regulation applications) and IES software.
Stuart is also a member of AECB, the Sustainable Building Association, and the Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings