Diana Waldron

PROFILE

Diana is an Architectural Engineer graduated with a BEng Honours degree from Cardiff University, School of Engineering. She also has a Master of Sciences (MSc) Degree in Environmental Design of Buildings from the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.

After working in a couple of projects in South America, she returned to Cardiff to join the Low Carbon Research Institute(LCRI). Working as part of the Urban Scale Energy Demand and Supply project for three years with the LCRI, Diana gained significant experience in the area of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency methods. Subsequently, she joined the Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration project as the Sustainability Officer for SBED.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Diana is responsible for achieving the project targets in the development and implementation of the two main Cross-Cutting Themes (CCTs) for SBED. These themes are Environmental Sustainability and Equality & Diversity. The CCTs are considered essential for the achievement of a well-balanced, sustainable and innovative economy. As the Sustainability Officer for SBED, Diana provides support to Welsh companies in the convergence areas across all sectors. Some of the support provided includes Environmental Action Plans, development of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Equality & Diversity improvement plans.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Particularly interested in the holistic sustainability of designs and strategies to reduce carbon emissions in urban developments.
  • Collaborating with companies to find ways to improve their commercial competitiveness by means of refining their environmental practices.
  • Promoting greater Equality & Diversity standards across all sectors.
  • Developing Energy and Environmental reports based on a variety of data sources including bulk data of actual Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) of large urban areas.
  • Conducting thermal and energy analysis of different urban layouts.
  • Researching the history of Eco-Towns in the UK and across the world, considering the implementation of ‘green’ technology within urban developments.
  • Exploring the building infrastructure as a mean to develop urban and regional carbon emission modelling tools to predict energy demand and supply for domestic and non-domestic buildings.