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Vivienne Brophy

Head of Architecture

School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy

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Biography

Vivienne is currently Head of Architecture and Director of the UCD Energy Research Group. Vivienne is a Lecturer in Architectural Design and Technology and jointly leads, with Paul Kenny, the MArchSc in Sustainable Design and Performance.

Qualified as an architectural technologist and architect, with long-term experience in architectural practice in the design, construction, and site supervision of buildings, Vivienne left architectural practice to join the UCD Energy Research Group in 1994.

Since joining UCD ERG Vivienne has developed, coordinated, managed and participated in European and national research and design projects with a focus on improving the built environment and completed post graduate research on sustainable building design and construction procedures in Ireland. 

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Brophy, V. et al, (1998). ; (1998) Multimedia Bioclimatic Architecture. [International Refereed Conference], PLEA '98, Lisbon, Portugal , 01-APR-98.
Brophy, V. et al; (1996) Innobuild Living in the City - An Architectural Ideas Competition for the Remodelling of Apartment Buildings. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Eurosun '96, Freiburg , 01-AUG-96.
Kenny, P, Hourigan, N. and Brophy, V.; (2007) 'An Irish Building Environmental Assessment Method'. [International Refereed Conference], PLEA, Singapore , 01-NOV-07.
Kondratenko, I., Brophy, V. and Hernandez, P.; (2007) 'Designing and Constructing to the PassivHaus Standard in Temperate Climates'. [International Refereed Conference], PLEA, Singapore , 01-NOV-07.
Brophy, V. ; (2006) 'Supporting the Adoption of an Integrated Design Process'. [International Refereed Conference], World Conference Achieving Excellence in the Built Environment, Birmingham , 01-OCT-06.
Hernandez, P. Brophy, V. Lewis, J.Owen; (2006) 'Influence of Auxiliary Heating on the Performance of Flat plate Domestic Hot Water Systems: a Study of Existing Irish Solutions'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Remic 2: International Energy in Maritime Island Climates, DIT, Dublin , 01-APR-06.
Kondratenko, I. Brophy, V. Hernandez, P, Burke, K.; (2006) 'Potential for Energy and CO2 Emission Savings thropugh the Application of the Passive House Standard in Ireland'. [International Refereed Conference], International Conference on Passive House 2006, Hannover , 01-MAY-06.
Brophy, V., Lewis, J.O. ; (2005) 'Current Building Procurement Procedures ' A Potential Barrier to Sustainable Design and Construction?'. [International Refereed Conference], Proceedings of World Sustainable Building Conference SB05, Tokyo , 01-SEP-05.
Brophy, V. et al; (2001) 'Development of Solar Water Heating Market and Training Infrastructure in the Republic of Ireland'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], REMIC Conference, Belfast , 01-MAY-01.

Committees

Committee : Irish Green Building Council
Committee : Plan Expo Ecobuild
Committee : PLEA 2008 Organisational and Technical
Committee : RIAI Sustainability Task Force
Committee : The National Sustainable Development Partnership (Comhar)
Committee : NSAI EPBD CEN Standards National Committee

Employment

Employer: Costello, Murray & Beaumont Architects
Position: *
Employer: Derek Tynan Architects
Position: *
Employer: Horan Keogan Ryan Architects.
Position: *
           

Publications

Books

Brophy, V and Lewis, JO.; (2011) A Green Vitruvius - Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design, Second Edition. London: Earthscan. [Details]
Lausten J. and Brophy, V.; (2010) Energy Performance Certification of buildings - a policy tool to improve energy efficiency. Paris: International Energy Agency. Available Online [Details]
Brophy, V., Clinch, J.P., Convery, F., Healy, J., King, C., Lewis, O.; (1999) Homes for the 21st Century. : Energy Action. [Details]
 

Edited Books

Kenny, P., Brophy, V. and Lewis, J.O (Ed.). (2008) Proceedings of PLEA Dublin 2008 Conference. Dublin: UCD. Available Online [Details]
Brophy, V. Goulding, J. Lewis, J.O (Ed.). (1996) Living in the City. Dublin: UCD. [Details]
 

Other Journals

Brophy, V., Kondratenko, I., Hernandez, P. & Burke, K.; (2006) 'Passive Potential, the energy and CO2 emission savings through applying the Passive House Standard in Ireland' Construct Ireland 2 (13) :60-63. [Details]
Brophy, V., Kondratenko, I., Hernandez, P. Burke, K.; (2006) 'Passive Potential, the energy and CO2 emission savings through applying the Passive House Standard in Ireland' Construct Ireland 2 (13) :60-63. [Details]

Conference Publications

Hernandez, P, Lennon, D. and Brophy, V. (2014) Energy Monitoring in UCD Student Residences Sustainable Building 14 (SB14) [Details]
Brophy, V. (2014) Building Environmental Assessment - a useful tool in the future delivery of holistic sustainability? Sustainable Building 14 (SB14) [Details]
Brophy, V. Lewis, J. O.; (2005) Current Building Procurement Procedures -a Potential Barrier to Sustainable Design and Innovation . In: Murakami, S. and Yashro, T eds. Proceedings of World Sustainable Building Conference Tokyo, Japan, , 27-SEP-05 - 29-SEP-05 [Details]
Brophy, V., Kondratenko, I., Hernandez, P. & Burke, K., Lewis O.J.; (2006) Potential for Energy and CO2 Emmission Savings Through the application of the Passive House Standard in Ireland . In: * eds. 10th International Passive House Conference 2006-19 - 20 May 2006 Hanover, Germany, , 19-MAY-06 - 20-MAY-06 , pp.728-728 [Details]
Hernandez P., Brophy, V. & Lewis, J.O.; (2006) Influence of Auxillary Heating on the Performance of Flat Plat Domestic Hot Water Systems: a study of existing Irish instillations . In: S.J. Gallagher, M.G. Hutchins and P.C. Eames eds. 2nd International Conference onf Renewable Engery in Maritime Island Climates Dublin, Ireland, , 26-APR-06 - 28-APR-06 [Details]
Editors: Kenny, P., Brophy, V., Lewis, J. O.; (2008) Proceedings of the 25th International Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference- Towards Zero Energy Building . In: Kenny, P., Brophy, V., Lewis, J., O eds. Passive and Low Energy Architecture 2008 - Towards Zero Energy Building Available Online [Details]
Kenny, P., Brophy, V.; (2011) A Methodology to Develop Judgment Skills in Sustainable Architectural Education Sustainable Building 2011 Helsinki Helsinki, Finland, , 19-OCT-11 - 22-OCT-11 [Details]
Szalay, Z. Brophy, V. and Csoknyai, T.; (2010) Limits to reducing energy use International Passivhaustagung [Details]
Hernandez, P., Cavanagh, S., Brophy, V., Futcher, J., Szalay, Z., Kenny, P.; (2010) The challenge of energy refurbishment of recently built housing - A life cycle perspective Sustainable Building 2010 Madrid [Details]
Brophy, V. ; (2009) Linking and Integrating Sustainability and Architectural Technologies ENHSA/EAAE Architectural Design and Construction Education - experimentation towards integration [Details]
Kenny, P., Horigan, N., Brophy, V.; (2007) An Irish Building Environmental Assessment Method Passive and Low Energy Architecture Singapore, , 22-NOV-07 - 24-NOV-07 [Details]
Brophy, V., Kondratenko, I., Hernandez, P. Burke, K.; (2006) Potential for Energy and CO2 Emmission Savings Through the application of the Passive House Standard in Ireland 10th International Passive House Conference 2006-19 - 20 May 2006 Darmstadt, Germany, , 19-MAY-06 - 20-MAY-06 [Details]
Kenny, P.,Hourigan, N. and Brophy, V.; (2007) An Irish Environmental Assessment Method Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) PLEA Conference Proceedings. Singapore, [Details]
Kondra, I., Brophy, V. and Hernandez, P.; (2007) Designing and Constructing to the Passivhaus Standard in Temperate Climates Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) PLEA Conference Proceedings. Singapore, [Details]
Hernandez P., Brophy, V. Lewis, J.O.; (2006) Influence of Auxillary Heating on the Performance of Flat Plat Domestic Hot Water Systems: a study of existing Irish instillations . In: S.J. Gallagher, M.G. Hutchins and P.C. Eames eds. 2nd International Conference onf Renewable Engery in Maritime Island Climates London, UK, , 26-APR-06 - 28-APR-06 [Details]
Brophy, V. ; (2006) Supporting the Adoption of an Integrated Design Process World Conference Achieving Excellence in the Built Environment Birmingham, [Details]
Brophy, V. Lewis, J. O.; (2005) Current Building Procurement Procedures -a Potential Barrier to Sustainable Design and Innovation . In: Murakami, S. and Yashro, T eds. Proceedings of World Sustainable Building Conference Tokyo, , 27-SEP-05 - 29-SEP-05 [Details]
Brophy, V. et al, ; (2001) Development of Solar Water Heating Market and Training Infrastructure in the Republic of Ireland REMIC Conference Belfast, Ireland, [Details]
Brophy V. et al,; (1998) Multimedia Bioclimatic Architecture Environment Friendly Cities: Procedings of PLEA '98 Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
Brophy, V. et al, ; (1996) Innobuild: Living in the City - An Architectural Ideas Competition for the Remodeling of Apartment Buildings EuroSun '96 Freiburg, [Details]

Published Reports

Brophy, V., Clinch, J.P., Convery, F., Healy, J., King, C., Lewis, O.; (1999) Homes for the 21st Century. Energy Research Group, University College Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
Brophy,V. UCD Energy Research Group (2012) Building Environmental Assessment Method for Ireland. Irish Green Building Council, http://www.igbc.ie. [Details]
Brereton, F, Brophy, V, Bullock, C, Clinch JP, Foley, K, Gilbert, D, Gkartzios, M, Kinsella, J, Norris, M, O'Connor, D, O'Daly, G, Redemond, D, Russell, P Scott, M and Winston, Nark Scott and Nessa Winston; (2010) Sustainable Rural Development: Managing Housing in the Countryside: Final STRIVE Report (2005-SD-MS-41-M)). EPA, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
UCD Energy Research Group; (2007) Energy Efficiency Regulations for New Dwellings and Options for Improvements. DEHLG, DEHLG website. Available Online [Details]
Energy research Group, National Energy Services and Rickaby Thompson Associates; (2007) Study on the UK Standard Assessment Procedure with regard to meeting the requirements of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive for Dwellings in ireland. SEI, Sustainable Energy Ireland(SEI) website. Available Online [Details]
           

Reports

Walsh, R, Kenny, P and Brophy, V.; (2006) Thermal Mass and Sustainable Building - Improving Energy Performance and Occupant Comfort. Dublin: Reports [Details]
Brophy, V. and Goulding, J.; (2004) Museums - Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Retrofitted and New Museum Buildings. Dublin: Reports [Details]
Brophy, V. et al, ; (2000) Sustainable Urban Design. Dublin: Reports [Details]
Brophy, V. et al, ; (1999) Homes for the 21st Century - the costs and benefits of comfortable housing for Ireland. Dublin: Reports [Details]
Brophy, V. et al, ; (1998) Tomorrows Homes Today. Dublin: Reports [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Director, Energy Research Group

Vivienne's research and teaching focuses on supporting undergraduate and post graduate students, the architectural profession and the wider construction industry to meet the challenge for design teams today in delivering truly sustainable buildings - to create smarter buildings (technology optimised performance) which provide better value for owners and occupiers with improved internal environmental quality (thermal, visual and acoustic) while being resource efficient (materials, energy, water) and minimizing the impact on the natural environment (waste, emissions).

EU funded Research Projects
- Contributor to

ASEIPI: Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact (for new buildings and building renovation)


ENPER-TEBUC: European collaboration in relation to energy performance regulation for buildings and model code development; Towards a European building code.

ENPIRE: Energy and Urban Planning in Restructuring Areas

PEP: Promotion of European Passive House

MUSEUMS: Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Retrofitted and new Museum Buildings

SolaCert: Proactive encouragement of large-scale implementation of solar water heating technology in the domestic market though training, certification and promotion.

EASEE: Education of Architects in Solar Energy and Environment -Development of Solar Water Heating Market and Training Infrastructure in the Republic of Ireland

National Studies
- Contributor and Study Manager

Review of Existing Methodologies for Home Energy Rating -with BRE for SEI, 2004

Study of Proposed Amendments to 1997 Building Regulations Part L Conservation of Fuel and Energy for DEHLG, 2002

Study of the Impact of Amended Part L 2002 on concrete construction for ICF, 2002

Study on the UK Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) with regard to meeting the requirements of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) for Dwellings in Ireland for SEI, 2006.

Study on the Energy Efficiency Regulations for New Dwellings and Options for Improvement for DEHLG, 2007.

Research Projects

Sponsor : European Commission FP4
Title : Environmentally conscious building design strategies
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-96 / 31-MAY-16
Sponsor : EC - DG Energy and Transport (DG TREN)
Title : ENPIRE - Energy and Urban Planning in Restructuring Areas
Start Date / End Date : 17-DEC-07 / 31-DEC-09
Sponsor : Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
Title : Testing and Monitoring of Roebuck Hall 2 Student Residences at UCD Belfield
Start Date / End Date : 19-JUL-10 / 01-SEP-12
Sponsor : Irish Concrete Federation (ICF)
Title : Testing and Monitoring of the ICF Zero Carbon Emissions House
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-09 / 30-NOV-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Research Bursarship
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-11 / 01-FEB-17
Sponsor : EC - DG Energy and Transport (DG TREN)
Title : Assessment and improvement of the EPBD impact (for new buildings and building renovation) (ASIEPI)
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-07 / 31-MAR-10
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : A Passive House Standard for Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 15-DEC-08 / 14-DEC-10
Sponsor : Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Title : Implementing Passivhaus technologies to reduce environmental emissions in housing in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 21-JAN-08 / 20-JUN-09

Recent Postgraduates

Supervised Thesis
Geraldine Byrne O'Daly (MArchSc Research), Sustainability, Single Rural Housing and the Planning & Building Control Systems in Ireland.
Neasa Hourigan (MArchSc Research), Development of an Irish Environmental Assessment Methodology.

Adam Tilford (MArchSc Research), Investigation into the Performance of a Passivhaus Standard in a Maritime Climate

Sarah O'Dwyer (MArchSc Research), Effective Sustainable Design Process Guidance.

Sam Wallis (MArchSc Taught), Do Building Environmental Assessments provide more satisfactory environments for occupants?

Jocelyn Urvoy (MArchSc Taught), LCA for Material Selection  - application to a primary school in Ireland.

Andres Huesca (MArchSc Taught), Research for Green Roof Casestudies: an analysis.

Elena Nikolova (MArchSc Taught), Post Occupancy Analysis of two buildings - refurbished and original.

Ike Piri (MArchSc Taught), Sustainable Indicators in Developing Countries.

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Present: UCD Architecture - Full time Lecturer in Architectural Design and Technology
Present: UCD PPPE Programme and MRUP Programme - Occasional Lecturer

External Examiner Appointments
2005 - 2007: DIT BSc Architectural Technology - External Programme Examiner
2007- 2010: WIT BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology - External Programme Examiner

2010-2012: DIT BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology - External Programme Examiner


Modules Coordinated

201500   ARCT41010     Architecture: Building Analysis Studio
201500   ARCT40630     Architecture: Sustainable Building Design II
201500   ARCT41000     Architecture: Thesis Development

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership