Julio Bros Williamson

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Dr Julio Bros Williamson

Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer

Biography

Julio is a Lecturer in Architectural Technology and Building Performance at Edinburgh Napier University School of Engineering and the Built Environment. He is an architect graduated from the School of Architecture at the Marista University in Mexico City and holds an MSc in Energy Efficient Building (distinction) from Oxford Brookes University. He has been a Chartered Mexican Architect since 2003.
His portfolio extends into both new build and refurbishment of buildings including the implementation of sustainable and energy efficient methods to existing housing stock. He is a trained BREEAM and Passivhaus designer particularly interested in the building evaluation and post occupancy energy performance. As part of The Scottish Energy Centre (SEC), Julio is a Research Fellow and has been a firm contributor to the renewable, energy efficiency and the sustainability sector. During his time at SEC he has been involved in building pathology, post occupancy evaluations (POE) and early occupation monitoring of domestic and non-domestic new and refurbished buildings. His recent publications on this topic include technical papers for Historic Scotland and journal papers in relation to performance testing of the thermal upgrades of traditional homes in Scotland. He has also recently completed a POE study for Kingdom Housing Association for their Housing Innovation Showcase.
He is also a Director at the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA). Most recently he has contributed to the research section of the association, responding to government consultations and sourcing research funded projects. Julio is also an active member of Scotland 2020 Climate Group as an advisor to the Scottish Government.

Flagships:

- Director and Treasurer of the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)
- Member of Scotland 2020 Climate Group, Built Environment Sub Group
- Founding member of Retrofit Scotland: http://www.retrofitscotland.org/
- Scientific Committee member of the 41st International Association for Housing Science (IAHS) World Congress on Housing (2016).
- Scientific Committee member of the Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) held in Edinburgh in July 2017 - Forums: Energy Efficiency and Passive & Climatic Design.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Co-founder - Retrofit Scotland
  • Member - Scotland's 2020 Climate Group [Built Environment]
  • Director - Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)

 

Conference Activity

  • Panel chair & scientific commitee member

 

Invited Speaker

  • Retrofit 4-in-a-block - Lochore, Lochgelly, Fife
  • BRE - Retrofit house

 

Media Activity

  • Article in The Scotsman newspaper
  • Mention in Deans report (September 2018)
  • Fife Times - Lochore housing revolution is step closer
  • Building for the Future - Plot-renewal
  • SEDA turns its attention to health and wellbeing in architecture
  • Benarty Times Interview - plot renewal

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Built Environment talks (BET) Lecture Series

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Tutor - Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA)
  • Visiting Lecturer - Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA)

 

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Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012

Report
Bros Williamson, J. (2017)
Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012. Edinburgh: Internal (Napier
This document presents a review of four years of delivered energy demand of selected dwellings at the Housing Innovation Showcase (HIS) developed by Kingdom Housing Associatio...

Work Package 1 - Review of construction process

Report
Bros Williamson, J., & Currie, J. (2017)
Work Package 1 - Review of construction process. Private, Cala Group Ltd
This report was commissioned by the Product Design Department at Cala Group Ltd (CALA) from the Scottish Energy Centre (review team) to assess current designs and construction...

Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings

Conference Proceeding
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. (2017)
Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, (361-368
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...

Fife Local Energy Masterplan

Report
Payne, C., Bell, C., Steen, P., Currie, J., Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., & Muschamp, H. (2017)
Fife Local Energy Masterplan. Fife Council
The way we generate and use energy has constantly changed. In recent decades it has become the role of the National Grid, gas network, and multinational energy companies to de...

Innovative refurbishment strategies for poorly performing housing stock in Scotland, UK

Conference Proceeding
Bros-Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Reid, A., & Gravrand, D. (2016)
Innovative refurbishment strategies for poorly performing housing stock in Scotland, UK. In 41st IAHS WORLD CONGRESS Conference Proceedings
Scotland is currently increasing its housing stock at a rate of less than 1% per year. With 174,000 households registered on local authority waiting lists for new or improved ...

Energy Behaviour Change by Coloured In-Home Display

Conference Proceeding
Stinson, J., Reid, A., Bros-Williamson, J., & Currie, J. (2016)
Energy Behaviour Change by Coloured In-Home Display. In 41st IAHS WORLD CONGRESS: Conference Proceedings
It is estimated that by 2020 some 53 million, next-generation gas and electricity meters, commonly known as ‘smart meters’, will be installed in approximately 30 million homes...

A longitudinal building fabric and energy performance analysis of two homes built to different energy principles

Journal Article
Bros-Williamsom, J., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. I. (2016)
A longitudinal building fabric and energy performance analysis of two homes built to different energy principles. Energy and Buildings, 130, 578-591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.08.052
This paper reports on the building performance monitoring and annual energy demand of two homes built side-by-side over an occupancy period of three years. The study compares ...

Understanding the compatibility of UK resource for dowel laminated timber construction

Presentation / Conference
Plowas, W., Bell, T., Hairstans, R., & Williamson, J. B. (2016, June)
Understanding the compatibility of UK resource for dowel laminated timber construction. Paper presented at Integrated Design Conference
Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT also know as Brettstapel) is a technique of constructing large-scale solid timber panels for use as structural or non-structural elements. The tech...

Improving the thermal performance of ‘hard-to-treat’ historic buildings in Edinburgh’s new town.

Journal Article
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Reid, A., & Currie, J. (2015)
Improving the thermal performance of ‘hard-to-treat’ historic buildings in Edinburgh’s new town. Anales de Edificación, 1,
This paper documents an innovative partnership project between Historic Scotland, the Scottish Energy Centre at Edinburgh Napier University and Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Ass...

Energy demand benchmarking of non-domestic buildings in Scotland.

Conference Proceeding
Chetboul, J., Garnier, C., & Bros Williamson, J. (2015)
Energy demand benchmarking of non-domestic buildings in Scotland
Over the years building energy performance has become a predominant concern for owners and real estate managers. The focus is usually on residential buildings but in the last ...

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