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UCD ERG is a research-active group based in UCD Architecture. The group has a long and noted research history. UCD ERG has undertaken, since 1975, research, outreach and collaboration with industry, education and dissemination activities. Its principle areas of specialisation are in energy utilisation in buildings, sustainable architectural design and healthy environments.

UCD ERG has pursued both academic research and an engagement with related professional and State bodies in promoting its 'rational use of energy and sustainability' agenda. For the past two decades, the Group's activities have had a strongly European dimension with most of its funding competitively obtained from within EC research and support action programmes.

Today, UCD ERG is actively engaged in a number of broad thematic research themes including:

  • Integrated Environmental Design Process
  • Energy Performance of Buildings
  • Building Environmental Dynamics
  • Building Energy and Environmental Assessment and Evaluation
Through collaborative partnerships the Group has established and maintains an extensive network of research partners within Ireland, throughout the EU and beyond. These include leading universities, research, industrial and professional institutes and associations, and professional architects, engineers and building physicists.


Today, UCD ERG is directed by Paul Kenny and Vivienne Brophy, both lectures in UCD Architecture.

Vivienne Brophy (vivienne.brophy@ucd.ie)
UCD ERG Director
Lecturer - School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering

Research Interests:
  • Integrated Design Process
  • Building Envelope Design
  • Innovative Energy Technologies and Systems Integration
  • Environmental Assessment of Buildings
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Paul Kenny (paul.kenny@ucd.ie)
UCD ERG Director
Lecturer - School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering

Research Interests:
  • Daylight, Sunlight & Solar Energy
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Building Environmental Dynamics
  • Integrated Sustainable Building Design
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UCD Energy Research Group, University College Dublin, Richview, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Ireland.
Email: erginfo@ucd.ie Tel: +353 (1) 716 2721 Fax: +353 (1) 716 2690
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