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Dr Amar Bennadji


Amar Bennadji

Senior Lecturer (A)

Biography PGCert, Higher Education in Learning and Teaching, 2005
PhD, Humane Geography and Bio-climatic Architecture, 1999
MSc, Bio-climatic Architecture, 1994.
MSc, Civilisations studies, 1994.
Architect d'Etat, 1992.

An experienced researcher in the areas of environmental design, energy consumption control and building performance and visualisation. Research focuses on existing and historic buildings and ways to improve their energy efficiency. The hard to treat buildings were an interesting investigation for him and he developed a method to insulate historic buildings while keeping their original features. In collaboration with a Canadian manufacturer of a water based and breathable insulation material he achieved a reduction of 57% in the energy consumption of a 250 year old building. His group of PhD research students are carrying out research work on a wider scale in the aim of tackling CO2 reduction by understanding how to improve the efficiency of old building stock
Research Interests Architecture and Built Environment related energy conservation, retrofitting, CAD, Virtual Reality
Teaching and Learning Under Amar’s leadership, the MSc Property Development (Distance Learning) course ranked 43rd in the world out of 4000 master courses according to the “EdUniversal Best Masters Ranking”.

As an international coordinator, Amar contributed to the expansion of the School’s exchange activities with various partner institutions.

Believing in the internationalisation of the University, Amar’s students entered International design competitions and secured an award for RGU for their design of Tokyo 2020’s Olympic Village in 2016
Scopus Author ID 54889946000