Simon Lannon

Senior Research Associate

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

  • Bute Building
    King Edward VII Ave
    CF10 3NB
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Simon has undertaken research and consultancy activities that cover the subject of computer modelling of the built environment. The models and tools he has developed are based on building physics principles and are used at all scales of the built environment, from individual buildings to regional energy and emissions models.

The main focus of his research has been the development of software to model the energy use and emissions for the large urban areas using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and software. This software underpins the Energy and Environmental Prediction model (EEP) which is a computer based modelling framework that quantifies energy use and associated emissions for cities to help plan to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other emissions.

Role in SOLCER

Simon will be developing building energy simulation techniques at all scales of the built environment, from buildings to regional scale. Compiling the results from the simulations and converting them into easy to use decision making frameworks.


Jones, P. J., Patterson, J. L. and Lannon, S. C. 2013. Retrofitting existing housing: how far, how much?. Building Research and Information

Xing, Y. et al. 2012. Low temperature district heating network planning with the focus on distribution energy losses. Presented at: The Fourth International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2012), Suzhou, China, 5-8 July 2012.

Srivastav, S. et al. 2011. The cost implications of refurbishment and demolish and built pathways for a dwelling energy upgrade. Presented at: 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture , Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 13-15 July 2011.Architecture and Sustainable Development, Vol. 2. Belgium: Presses universitaires de Louvain , pp. 637-644.

Jones, P. et al. 2009. Energy optimisation and carbon impact assessment: planning for a low carbon city. Presented at: International Conference on Planning for Low Carbon Cities, Hong Kong, May 2009.