Jonathan Cullen

Jonathan is the University Lecturer in Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. He studied Chemical and Process Engineering at the Univerisity of Canterbury, New Zealand. After 10 years working in industry and in development work in Peru, he moved to Cambridge for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development, then completed a PhD on the Engineering Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency, before taking up roles of Research Associate and then University Lecturer. Jonathan’s research interests include whole energy systems, resource efficiency and demand reduction. His research aims to characterise physical efficiency limits for resource systems and to provide consistent frameworks for evaluating demand reduction options and emissions abatement strategies. His work on material efficiency is described in the book, Sustainable Materials: with both eyes open (

2nd RECBE Meeting

August 24, 2020Activity 0 Comments

2nd RECBE meeting, 24th Sep 2018 (Monday) GRIMSHAW, 57 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5NG, UK. An implementation of Circular Economy principals AGENDA    12.45pm Coffee / registration Introduction 1.00pm      Welcome –  Peter...

1st RECBE Meeting

August 24, 2020Activity 0 Comments

RECBE meeting, 10th Jan 2018 (Wednesday) ASBP offices (The Foundry, 5 Baldwin Terrace, London N1 7RU) Information, Data and Uncertainty in the Construction AGENDA 1.00pm  Coffee, registration Introduction 1.10pm  Welcome –  Simon...

Energy Cost Metric

The construction and operation of buildings is responsible for 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. The environmental impact of the buildings depends...