Daly, Daniel J.

Research Fellow

  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Primary Group - Sustainable Buildings Research Centre

Overview


Dr Daniel Daly is a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Building Research Centre (SBRC) at the University of Wollongong. He has experience in the assessment of the energy performance and optimal upgrade strategies for educational, commercial and residential buildings. His PhD research explored the best methods to improve the energy efficiency of lower quality office buildings, using extensive building energy simulation, qualitative analysis, and case study investigations. During his PhD research, Daniel was awarded the Endeavour Research Fellowship to spent time at the Energy Institute, at the University College, London. Daniel was also a core member of the UOW Solar Decathlon China 2013 competition winning team, which successfully demonstrated how to retrofit a typical Australian home to be a high-performance, net-zero energy homes. 

More recently, Daniel has been working on how to characterise and optimise residential buildings in Australia at a stock level. This has included work on aggregating buildings using dwelling typologies, the development of a housing stock map for key energy related characteristics, and work towards a range of building assessment tools and resources. Daniels current major project is working with social housing providers to embed low carbon upgrades into existing building assessment, maintenance and upgrade processes. This includes substantial field research monitoring energy and environmental conditions in Social Housing Dwellings across NSW.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research Interests:
    • Low Income Energy Efficiency; 
    • Human factors in building sustainability;
    • Existing building retrofit strategies;
    • Sustainable precinct transformations;
    • Energy efficient building design;
    • Building energy modelling;
    • Building energy rating schemes.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Understanding thermal comfort and energy consumption in Social Housing.
    • Energy efficiency, comfort and health in low income households.
    • Health and comfort implications of low energy retrofit strategies. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy A framework for adaptation and retrofitting an Australian conventional dwelling to improve performance by looking at different investment budget Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Navid

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research Interests:
    • Low Income Energy Efficiency; 
    • Human factors in building sustainability;
    • Existing building retrofit strategies;
    • Sustainable precinct transformations;
    • Energy efficient building design;
    • Building energy modelling;
    • Building energy rating schemes.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Understanding thermal comfort and energy consumption in Social Housing.
    • Energy efficiency, comfort and health in low income households.
    • Health and comfort implications of low energy retrofit strategies. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy A framework for adaptation and retrofitting an Australian conventional dwelling to improve performance by looking at different investment budget Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Navid
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