Dr Sofie Pelsmakers


Telephone: +44 (0)7905 696 333
Email: s.pelsmakers@sheffield.ac.uk

Areas of Research:

  • In-situ heat loss measuring of existing and new constructions
  • Building performance gap and better design and build practices
  • Climate change adaptation (flood-proofing/overheating prevention) and community/city/building resilience
  • Impact of planning, architecture and building on (urban) biodiversity and human health
  • Actual performance and social acceptance/perception and occupant health implications of low energy standards (e.g. Passivhaus) and low energy materials
  • Creating a synergy between academic research, teaching practice and how to best integrate the sustainable design curriculum as a standard part of the curriculum in architecture education