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Preface Acknowledgements A-Z text Further reading

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Prof Christopher Gorse is Director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University where he holds a Chair in Construction and Project Management. He is currently the Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), Chair of the International Conference for Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) and is a founding member of the Building Performance Network. Chris is a Chartered Builder and Engineering Professors' Council Member, holding Principal Investigator positions for major construction, environment and energy research projects. Chris has written extensively on buildings, construction law, education, management, energy efficiency, digital innovation and sustainability. Dr David Johnston is a Professor of Building Performance Evaluation within Leeds Sustainability Institute. He has over twenty five years' experience of applied and theoretical research and consultancy in low carbon housing and is a leading expert in coheating testing and building performance evaluation. He has led and managed numerous field trial projects in both new and existing dwellings, involving detailed in-use monitoring of energy consumption, the analysis of occupant behaviour and detailed evaluations of the fabric and services performance of domestic buildings. He is an expert member of the British Standards Institution B/540/9 and CEN Technical Committee 89 Working Group 13. He is also the co-author of numerous technical reports and peer reviewed publications. Dr Martin Pritchard (BEng Hons, PGCHE, APDRAS, PhD, SFHEA, CEng FICE) is a Reader in Civil Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. He is a civil engineer and has conducted extensive international work on water purification systems and developed sustainable approaches to infrastructure works in developing countries. He also has a particular interest in geotechnics and computer modelling

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