Joanne Patterson
Title: Ms
Country of residence: United Kingdom
Institution: Cardiff University - Welsh School of Architecture
Role: WG4 leader, Grant holder representative
Address: Welsh School of Architecture Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue Cardiff CF10 3NB
Telephone: +44 2920874754
Date of birth: 24/01/1974
Early Stage Researcher: Yes
Sex: Female
MC Member: Yes
WG membership:
1, 2, 4

My key interest is in ‘operationalising’ low carbon technologies at different scales and within different sectors of the built environment. Over the past 17 years my research has aimed to provide evidence and understanding as to why low carbon is important from building to urban scale. I am particularly interested in stimulating the retrofit of the existing built environment. Work has involved modelling the energy use across different sectors of the built environment at an urban scale, investigating tools for urban sustainability, retrofitting a social house to 80% carbon reductions, evaluating large scale social retrofit programmes, investigating the impact of the built environment on health and how schools can become more sustainable. Current research is looking at the implementation of low carbon technologies into systems at different scales of the built environment.

  • JONES P, LANNON S and PATTERSON J (2013) Retrofitting existing housing: how far, how much? Awaiting publication in Building Research and Information.
  • PATTERSON, J (2012). Arbed 1 Scheme. Evaluation of the Warm Wales Programme. Report to client. Paper in production.
  • ZHANG K, PATTERSON J AND LIANG L (2011). The Flagship effect – Sustainable School Projects as the Education Tool for Sustainability. International Conference of WREC-Asia &SuDBE2011, Chongqing, China 28 – 31, October 2011.
  • BRANDÃO ALVES F, GRANADEIRO CORTESÃO J, PATTERSON J (2010). Bioclimatic urban renewal in compact urban fabrics. XXXVII IAHS. World Congress on Housing. October 26 – 29, 2010, Santander, Spain.
  • JONES P, PINHO P, PATTERSON J AND TWEED C, (2009). European Carbon Atlas. ISBN: 978-1-899895-43-4.
  • PATTERSON J (2008). Evaluation of an energy efficiency Scheme to upgrade the existing domestic building stock of a local authority region. Report to Warm Wales.
  • PATTERSON J & JONES P (2007). The Development of a Practical Evaluation Tool for Urban Sustainability. Indoor and Built Environment, Vol 16, Issue 3.
  • JONES P, PATTERSON J AND LANNON S (2007). Modelling the built environment at an urban scale – Energy and health impacts in relation to housing, Landscape and Urban Planning, 83 39 – 49.
  • THOMAS H, WEAVER N, PATTERSON J, JONES P, BELL T, PLAYLE R, DUNSTAN F, PALMER S, LEWIS G AND ARAYA R (2007). Mental Health and Quality of residential environment. British Journal of Psychiatry, 191, 500 - 505
  • LYONS R A, NEWCOMBE R G, JONES S J, PATTERSON J, PALMER S R & JONES P (2006). Common injuries in homes with certain built forms. Am J Prev Med, 30.   LYONS R, NEWCOMBE R, PATTERSON J & JONES S (2005). Home Injuries And Built Form - Methodological Issues And Developments In Database Linkage. BMC Health Services Research 5.
  • PATTERSON J (2004) Evaluating the success of existing cycle networks, Traffic Engineering and Control - The International Journal of Traffic Management and Transportation Planning, 45.
  • PATTERSON J (2003) Modelling movement patterns in cities to predict use of routes and resulting emissions. National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection. Birmingham, UK.