Background

Paula is an engineer with a strong interest in the interface between technology and society, she is passionate about sustainability and reducing energy demand to ensure comfortable and liveable buildings and cities for us and future generations. After almost a decade of researching energy systems and how buildings use energy use in the UK, Germany and Latin America, Paula now leads our building performance strategy at BAM.

The performance of our buildings during their operational phase is at the core of how we deliver them. By supporting our project teams to undertake post-occupancy evaluations, Paula helps to increase our understanding of how our buildings perform and what we can learn from them for future projects. She further assists projects with Government Soft Landings and works on methods to incorporate operational resource consumption and occupant satisfaction firmly into our processes. 

Whether it is delivering energy efficiency related activities at festivals, or through projects in her local community, Paula has always been passionate about making sustainability work in the real word.

Paula’s memberships and major achievements:

  • PhD degree from the UCL Energy Institute. Working with three NHS hospitals, her PhD research investigated the energy use in different departments and proposed strategies for resource conservation.
  • Published academic papers on a variety of topics, including solar-assisted cooling, residential heat metering and the benchmarking of hospital energy use.
  • Affiliate member of the IHEEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management)

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