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Mike McEvoy is an architect, Managing Director of Dwell-Vent Ltd, and expert on environmental performance requirements for building components.

Environmental Construction Handbook

Mike McEvoy is an architect, Managing Director of Dwell-Vent Ltd, and expert on environmental performance requirements for building components.

IFORE

Innovation for Renewal: a major project for sustainable architecture between England and France

Further research activity

Repository holdings

Number of items: 5.

McEvoy, Michael and Southall, Ryan (2010) A programme of testing to evaluate a passive approach to whole-house ventilation Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 10 (4). pp. 395-407. ISSN 1471-4175

McEvoy, Michael and Dye, Anne (2008) Environmental construction handbook RIBA Publications, London. ISBN 9781859461631

Southall, Ryan and McEvoy, Michael (2006) Investigations into the functioning of a supply air window in relation to solar energy as determined by experiment and simulation Solar Energy, 80 (5). pp. 512-523. ISSN 0038092X

McEvoy, Michael (2005) Comparison of the Performance of a whole house low energy ventilation system in contrasting climatic regions Building Service Engineering Research and Technology, 26 (3). pp. 213-227. ISSN 14770849

Southall, Ryan and McEvoy, Michael (2005) Comparison of the Performance of a Whole House Low Energy Ventilation System in Contrasting European Climatic Regions Building Service Engineering Research and Technology, 26 (3). pp. 213-227. ISSN 14770849

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2009

  • 'Dwell-Vent' the Natural Future for Whole House Ventilation' outline inConstruction Information Quarterly, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2009 
  • With Ryan Southall, 'AVASH: A Project to Improve Social Housing for Health and Sustainability' University of Brighton, Research News, Spring 2009
  • Environmental Construction Handbook with A.R. Dye, published by RIBA Publications March 2008. ISBN 978 1 85946 163 1 (322 pages) This resulted from the EPSRC funded project ‘Econstruct: An Environmental Construction CD ROM and Handbook’ see below.

2006

  • 2006 Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall Introduction of the ‘Dwell-Vent’ Passive Low-Energy Whole-House System of Ventilation for Dwellings by a Programme of Testing and Development, Healthy Buildings 2006 Conference, Lisbon, 4 - 8 June 2006.
  • Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy, G.Y. Yun and K. Steemers 'Design and Overall Energy Performance of a Ventilated Photovoltaic Façade’ accepted for publication in Solar Energy, August 2006, currently in press

2005

  • 2005 Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy, M.R. Gaterell ‘The Impact of Energy Externalities on the Relative Cost Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Measures Applied to Existing Residential Dwellings in the UK’ in Energy and Buildings, vol. 37, issue 10, October 2005, pp 1017-1027
  • Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy, M.R. Gaterell ‘The Impact of Climate Change Uncertainties on the Performance of Energy Efficiency Measures Applied to Existing Residential Dwellings in the UK’ in Energy and Buildings, vol. 37, issue 9, September 2005, pp 982-995
  • Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy, R.G. Southall ‘Derivation Of A Theoretical Model To Explain The Functioning Of A Window As A Pre-Heat Ventilation Device And Its Verification Using Physical Models’ in the International Journal of Ventilation, March 2005, vol. 3, no. 4
2004 
  • 2004 Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy, R.G. Southall ‘Description Of A Programme Of Testing And Simulation To Establish The Determinants Of The Effective U-Value Of A ‘Supply Air’ Window’ in Architectural Science Review, vol. 47, June 2004
  • Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall Performance Potential of a Whole House Low Energy Ventilation System Predicted from the Outcome of a European Programme of Testing. Roomvent 2004, Coimbra, 5 8 September 2004
  • Conference paper: M. McEvoy, R. Southall The redefinition of the functions of a window to achieve improved air quality and energy performance in European Housing. PLEA Conference 'Design with the Environment' Eindhoven, 19 22 September 2004

2003

  • 2003 Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy, R.Yao, N.Baker ‘A Simplified Thermal Resistance Model for Building Thermal Simulation’ in Architectural Science Review, vol. 46, pp 225-231 (2003)
  • Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy, R.G. Southall ‘Outdoor Measurements of the Influence of Aspect Ratio on the Performance of Supply Air Windows’ inArchitectural Science Review, vol. 46, pp 313-321 (2003)
  • Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy, R.G. Southall & P. Baker ‘Test Cell Evaluation of Supply Air Windows to Characterise their Optimum Performance and its Verification by the Use of Modelling Techniques’ in Energy and Buildings, vol. 35, pp 1009-1020 (2003)
  • Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall European Testing Programme Investigating the Operation of an Innovative Ventilation System for Houses in Temperate Climates. Proceedings of the Healthy Buildings 7th International Conference, Singapore, 7 - 11 December 2003, pp. 820-824
  • Conference paper: B.Paule, M.McEvoy et al DIAL-europe: An European Integrated Daylighting Design Tool. Proceedings of the CISBAT Conference, Lausanne, 8 October 2003, pp. 396-397
  • Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall A Demonstration of a Passive Low-Energy Whole-House Ventilation System within Occupied Dwellings. Proceedings of the CISBAT Conference, Lausanne, 8 October 2003, pp. 215-220

2002

  • 2002 Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall Dynamic and Steady State Simulations of Real World ‘Supply Air’ Window Installations. Proceedings of the ROOMVENT Conference Copenhagen, 8 – 11 September 2002
  • Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall Investigations into an Innovative Ventilation System for Houses. Proceedings of the PLEA 2002 Conference ‘Design with the Environment’ Toulouse, 21 – 24 July 2002, pp 287-291

2001

  • 2001 Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall Programme of Testing for a Low-Energy Whole House Ventilation System. Proceedings of the 22nd AIVC Conference ‘Market Opportunities for Advanced Ventilation Technologies’, Bath, UK, 11 – 14 September 2001 (on CD-ROM)

2000

  • 2000 Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy & P. Baker ‘Test Cell Analysis of the Use of a Supply Air Window as a Passive Solar Component’ with Dr. Paul Baker BRE Scotlab, in ‘Solar Energy’ Journal of the International Solar Energy Society, August 2000, vol. 69, no. 2, pp 113-130 (2000)
  • Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall Validation of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of a Supply Air Ventilated Window. Proceedings of 20/20 Vision CIBSE/ASHRAE conference, Dublin, Ireland, 20-23 September 2000. www.cibse.org/events
  • Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall Test Cell Measurements of a Supply Air Ventilated Window. Proceedings of the 21st annual AIVC Conference, ‘Innovations in ventilation technology’, The Hague, Netherlands, 26 - 29 September 2000, paper 11 (on CD-rom)
  • Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall Test Cell Studies of Supply Air Window Performance Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2000, Espoo, Finland, 6 – 10 August 2000, vol. II, pp 493 – 498
  • Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.Southall Results from a Validated CFD Model of a Supply Air Ventilated Window. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, 9 - 12 July 2000, Reading, UK, vol II, pp 1049-1054

1999

  • 1999 Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy & P. Baker ‘An Investigation into the Use of a Supply Air Window as a Heat Reclaim Device’ in Building Services Engineering Research and Technology Series A, vol. 20/3
  • Conference paper: M.McEvoy, R.G. Southall and Prof. John Littler Experimental Measurements and Characteristics of the Supply Air ‘Ventilated Window’ Indoor Air 99 Conference, Edinburgh, UK, August 1999

1998

  • 1998 Dissertation A Thesis Investigating the Impact of Energy Related Environmental Factors on Domestic Window Design Ph.D. Thesis. Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London, 1998
  • 1997 Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy ‘Influence of Window Form and Location and the Provision of Background Ventilation on Comfort within Rooms’ inBuilding Services Engineering Research and Technology Series A, vol. 18/2 1997

1996

  • 1996 Refereed journal: M.E.McEvoy ‘The Implications of Window Construction Incorporating Trickle Vents for the Quality of Daylighting in Houses’ in International Journal of Lighting Research and Technology vol 28/1 1996. Paper was awarded the 1997 CIBSE Bronze Medal (Leon Gaster Award)

1995

  • 1995 Conference paper: M.McEvoy Environmental Performance of Window Frames with Particular Regard to their Interface with the Surrounding Wall Proceedings of the Window Innovations ‘95 Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 1995, pp 509 - 515

1994

  • 1994 Authored book: M.E.McEvoy External Components. Published by Longman Scientific and Technical, London

1993

  • 1993 Edited book: Co-edited with Alan Blanc, Dr. Roger Plank Architecture and Construction in Steel. Published by E & F.N.Spon/Chapman and Hall, London

Citations

  • ‘International Research round-up: The CIOB's Innovation and Research Awards’ 2008/2009. Author(s): Caroline Collier. Construction Information Quarterly. Print ISSN: 1469-4891, vol. 11. Issue: 2, Cover date: June 2009, Page(s): 76-82. 
  • E Dimitrokali, R Hartungi 'Sustainable Development and Architecture, Housing and Construction' School of Built and Natural Environment Centre of Sustainable Development University of Central Lancashire (UClan), Preston. 
  • M.E. McEvoy and A.R.Dye Environmental Construction Handbook, RIBA Publications, ISBN 978 1 85946 163
  • E Dimitrokali, R Hartungi 'Sustainable Development and Architecture, Housing and Construction' School of Built and Natural Environment Centre of Sustainable Development University of Central Lancashire (UClan), Preston
  • ‘A Programme of Testing to Evaluate a Passive Approach to Whole-House Ventilation’ in Construction Innovation, vol. 10, no. 4, 2010, pp 395-407
  • International Research round-up: The CIOB's Innovation And Research Awards 2008/2009. Author(s): Caroline Collier. Construction Information Quarterly. Print ISSN: 1469-4891, vol. 11. Issue: 2, Cover date: June 2009, Page(s): 76-82
  • M.E.McEvoy, R.G. Southall ‘Comparison Of The Performance Of A Whole House Low Energy Ventilation System In Contrasting European Climatic Regions,’ CIBSE Building Services Engineering and Technology, vol. 26, no. 3, September 2005 pp 213-227
  • F. Karlsson’s 'Multi-dimensional approach used for energy and indoor climate evaluation applied to a low energy building,' Linkoping Studies in Science and Technology, 2006: 1065, Division of Energy Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Linkoping University, Sweden
  • M.E.McEvoy, M.R. Gaterell ‘The Impact of Energy Externalities on the Relative Cost Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Measures Applied to Existing Residential Dwellings in the UK’ in Energy and Buildings, vol. 37, issue 10, October 2005, pp 1017-1027
  • Haris Doukas, Alexandra G. Papadopoulou, John Psarras, Mario Ragwitz and Barbara Schlomann,Sustainable reference methodology for energy end-use efficiency data in the EU, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 18 June 2007
  • Roger W. Amstalden, Michael Kost, Carsten Nathani and Dieter M. Imboden 'Economic potential of energy-efficient retrofitting in the Swiss residential building sector: The effects of policy instruments and energy price expectations,' Energy Policy, vol. 35, Issue 3, March 2007, Pages 1819-1829
  • M.E.McEvoy, R.G. Southall & P. Baker ‘Test Cell Evaluation of Supply Air Windows to Characterise their Optimum Performance and its Verification by the Use of Modelling Techniques’ in Energy and Buildings, vol. 35, pp 1009-1020 (2003)
  • TT Chow, Z Lin, W He, ALS Chan, KF Fong 'Use of ventilated solar screen window in warm climate …'Applied Thermal Engineering, 2006. Elsevier
  • P Chantawong, Y Ungkoon, J Hirunlabh, B Zeghmati 'Performance Of The Natural Ventilation Of A House By Glazed Solar Chimney Wall Under The Climatic …' 1 Building Scientific Research Center, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, Bangmod Rasburana 91 Pracha U-thit Rd., Thungkru, Bangkok 10140, Thailand. www.bsrc.net

Publications 

ECONSTRUCT: An Environmental Construction CD-ROM and Handbook project.

This book was an outcome from the EPSRC ‘Partners in Public Understanding Programme’ project: ‘ECONSTRUCT: An Environmental Construction CD-ROM and Handbook’ for which McEvoy was Principal Investigator; funding awarded 1/2002, project commenced 9/2002 (research assistant A.R. Dye), completed May 2004, Assessors’ evaluation of final report April 2004 ‘Tending to Outstanding’.

Publisher’s outline: Environmental Construction Handbook is an illustrated analysis of the various specific sustainability challenges presented by different building types. Based on rigorous research, it examines the consequences of contemporary construction methods and the ways in which their environmental impacts can be improved.

A thought-provoking introductory chapter that makes sense of the plethora of benchmarks and environmental assessment methods serves as essential background reading, while the subsequent chapters, which concentrate on discrete building types, are designed to be dipped into as needed. The types considered houses, housing, offices, schools, supermarkets, and factories are all described using consistent, objective measures. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies contributed by some of the UKs leading exponents of environmentally conscious design, each accompanied by an ECOpoints summary to allow comparison. Comprehensive in its coverage, it makes extensive use of information panels that highlight particular issues, systems or technologies.

Overall, Environmental Construction Handbook is an important, authoritative compendium designed to help architects and other building construction professionals to deliver more sustainable buildings.

Grants, awards, prizes 

Mike McEvoy’s research is the result and continuation of a series of funded research projects that have developed one from another since the 1990s.

The focus of these projects has been the low-energy ventilation of houses in order that dwellings built to current air-tight building standards can achieve good indoor air quality as well as carbon reductions; particular emphases within this research are the retrofit of the existing building stock, and the innovative design of glazing for energy efficiency.

Current project  

Lead academic for the 6.3m euro, 4-year EU Interreg funded project IFORE (Innovation for Renewal) concerned with the low-energy retrofit of social housing in England and France (see www.ifore.eu).

The project is to monitor and analse 100 houses that are being retrofitted in both Kent and Outreau (near Boulogne) in order to achieve optimal energy and carbon reductions through utilization of advanced technology, and engagement with the local communities. Bi-annual meetings and Steering Committee presentations have been held in Brighton (7/2010), Arras (1/2011), Canterbury (7/2011), Bethune (2/2012), Canterbury (3/2012) and Brighton (9/2012).

The University of Brighton is the lead partner for the project in collaboration with two housing associations AmicusHorizon and Pas-de-Calais habitat, and the Université d’Artois, Bethune, France.

Previous projects

  • Jan. 2007 - Jan. 2009: AVASH ‘Advanced Ventilation Approaches to Social Housing’ project funded by EU SAVE - EU Intelligent Energy Europe (SAVE) programme. A 600,000 euro project to research and disseminate approaches to ventilation provision in existing buildings; with partners in Denmark, Ireland and Poland. (As Co-investigator with Dr Ryan Southall, Principal Investigator).
  • Sept. 2007 – Sept. 2008: University of Brighton CETLD (Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design) Programme, a partnership between the University of Brighton, Royal College of Art, and RIBA: ‘A Student Guide to the Environmental Use of Glass in Buildings’. A £20,000 project to assemble and disseminate a technical guide for students.http://cetld2.brighton.ac.uk/enviro-glazing/home.htm (As Co-investigator with Dr Ryan Southall, Principal Investigator).
  • 2007: A Carbon Trust sponsored project, saw the installation of the innovative ‘Dwell-Vent’ ventilation system in 20 houses and flats in and around Norwich, and resulted in the formation of the spin-off company Dwell-Vent Ltd by McEvoy, Southall and Lawton (all three within the department). Commercial Dwell-Vent projects were carried out in Ireland as a result of a pioneering scheme in Dublin, as well as research demonstrations in Denmark, Poland, Ireland and the UK. The Dwell-Vent technology was a direct result of the research that Professor McEvoy has undertaken over the last 18 years.
  • Jul. 2010 - Nov. 2014: Lead academic for the EU Interreg project IFORE (Innovation for Renewal) a 6.3m euro project to retrofit and monitor 100 houses in both England and France and achieve optimal energy and carbon reduction through utilization of advanced technology and engagement with the local communities. 
  • Feb. 2005 - Feb. 2007: Coordinator of the £350,000 Carbon Trust sponsored project to demonstrate and monitor the performance of the Dwell-Vent whole house low energy ventilation system in 20 dwellings in Norwich and East Dereham.
  • Sept. 2002 - Nov. 2004: Principal Investigator EPSRC Partners in Public Understanding Programme ECONSTRUCT: An Environmental Construction CD-ROM and Handbook project.
  • May 2002 - May 2004: Partner in a demonstration project funded by the DTI Partners in Innovation Programme (with Cambridge Architectural Research and BRE Scotland) ‘Demonstration of a Whole House Low Energy System’. Invited to co-author the BRE Information Paper and forthcoming BRE Digest describing the technology.
  • May 2001 - Apr. 2004: Co-ordinator of the EU Research and Demonstration Project: ‘A Complete Low Energy Ventilation System’. Installation and monitoring of the system in flats and houses in Ireland, Denmark and Poland. A 1 million euro, three-year project.
  • 2000 - 2003: Co-ordinator of the EU funded ‘DIAL’ project to construct an interactive design tool that incorporates daylighting, artificial lighting and overheating prediction (with partners in Holland, Germany and Switzerland).
  • Principal Investigator for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (£140,000) 3 year sponsored project for a study on ‘The Use of Windows for Pre-Heating Ventilation to Buildings’ Assessors evaluation of final report April 2001 ‘Tending to Outstanding’.

Competitions 

  • Regional finalist in the 2008 Shell Springboard Competition.
  • Highly commended in the 2008-2009 Chartered Institute of Building’s Innovation Technology and Development Awards. Presented at the CIOB, Epsom 14th May 2009.
  • Winner of the Built Environment category of the 2009 Institute of Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards. Presented at Lords Cricket Ground 25th November 2009. http://www.pandct.com/media/shownews.asp?ID=23377

Juries, committees and editorial boards

  • 2003 - present: EPSRC Peer Review College member

Consultancy

Mike McEvoy is an Associate of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd and was Managing Director of Dwell-Vent Ltd until 2010. In both capacities he has carried out consultancy in relation to the design of low energy ventilation for houses and sustainable design advice for one-off residential developments. Commercial Dwell-Vent projects were carried out in Ireland as a result of a pioneering scheme in Dublin, as well as research demonstrations in Denmark, Poland, Ireland and the UK. The Dwell-Vent technology was a direct result of the research that Professor McEvoy has undertaken over the last 18 years.

         
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