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Orlaith McGinley


Retrofitting of existing buildings to reduce energy consumption, while also improving comfort, health and well-being

PhD Student at National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), undertaking a PhD under the ERBE CDT.

Graduated with First-Class Honours Bachelors degree in Project and Construction Management.

Completion of research projects over my undergraduate studies, including my Thesis entitled ‘Retrofitting of Existing Buildings to Improve Comfort and Reduce Energy Consumption’ and the ‘Galway City Council Retrofit Project’, have driven my passion for research within the area of energy in the built environment.

Research interests include the maximisation of building energy efficiency benefits, within an economic, social and environmental context, and in particular, the role of the occupant in such.

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