Mark Gillott | Chair In Sustainable Building Design
University of Nottingham

Mark Gillott, Chair In Sustainable Building Design, University of Nottingham


Prof Mark Gillott, Chair in Sustainable Building Design, has over 24 years’ experience in low carbon sustainable energy technologies and sustainable building design. He is the research and project manager for the multi-award winning Creative Energy Homes low/zero carbon housing project which incorporates a low temperature heat network and an electricity micro-grid. These community energy systems utilise and demonstrate solar and heat pump technologies, community energy stores and demand side response technologies. Through this project he has designed, constructed and monitored the performance of some of the UK’s first ‘Code for Sustainable Homes’ level 4 and 6 (zero carbon) homes. Prof Gillott was the PI on the E.ON International Research Initiative Project ‘SWITCH - Smart Wireless Integrated Technology Control in Homes’, which investigated consumer acceptance, appliance/behaviour modelling and demand-side management scenarios utilising smart home controls and a home energy monitoring system developed in the project. He was an investigator on three ‘Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation, TEDDI’ EPSRC research projects and is currently a lead academic on the Innovate UK £6 million project SCENe. Prof Gillott is project managing the £3 million UK Energy Research Accelerator Community Energy Demonstrator at the Trent Basin sustainable housing development of low carbon homes. Prof Gillott’s work is widely published and he has presented numerous papers relating to his research at national and international conferences. He has also presented his research work internationally and nationally through television/radio media (e.g. BBC and SKY News) and his work has been exhibited at the National Science Museum in London (Building to the Limits Exhibition). Mark finally got his Blue Peter badge in 2011 for his appearance on a BBC Blue Peter climate change special on how to live more sustainably in our homes.  

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