Buildings are the composition blocks of our societies; revealing history and defining character. We are now entering a new era defined by climate change and our buildings are being asked to reflect this new history.

How can we enable our buildings, neighbourhoods, and communities to actively participate in creating this new reality?

I aim to perform innovative research to prepare today’s buildings for the digital, decentralised and sustainable society of tomorrow.

I am Dr. Bianca Howard. I’ve been a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in urban energy modelling at Loughborough University in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering since Summer 2017.  Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the urban system lab in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London and received my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.