Jon Stinson

Jon Stinson
Edinburgh Napier University · Institute for Sustainable Construction (ISC)

Doctor (Ph.D)

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Introduction
Graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2007 with an honours degree in Architectural Technology. Joined the Scottish Energy Centre to complete a Ph.D in energy behaviour change with smart technology. This involved monitoring the impact of energy awareness technology on the social and behavioural aspects of domestic energy use, addressing fuel poverty and the carbon reduction agenda. Jon currently works in the field of human energy use behaviour, humanistic architecture and user experience.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - present
Edinburgh Napier University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Scientist: building physics, architectural technology & human factors
December 2013 - December 2015
Edinburgh Napier University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Worked within the SEC team after the LCBTg project ended. working on hygro-thermal performance of historic buildings, energy consumption and energy use behaviours of low-energy dwellings
May 2013 - present
Institute for Sustainable construction
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Regular guest lecture on Msc Architectural Technology course, topic: Smart Meters, Smart Homes, Domestic energy use behaviour
Education
December 2009 - August 2015
Edinburgh Napier University
Field of study
  • Domestic energy use behaviour
August 2004 - May 2007
Edinburgh Napier University
Field of study
  • Architectural Technology

Publications

Publications (24)
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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 and small businesses across the UK. A significant feature of the smart meter device will be the In-Home Display (IHD), promoted by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Cha...
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We evaluate the changes to domestic electricity and gas consumption when the occupants have local access to a coloured real time in-home display (IHD). We report the preliminary six months findings of a three year research project involving 52 new build Scottish dwellings (flats and houses). On average, when compared to households with no IHD (n=22...
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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 housing, the energy-efficient retrofit of derelict and dilapidated housing stock is seen as a key strategy in meeting this demand. The traditional " 4-in a block " archetype i...
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This paper documents research undertaken to evaluate the thermal transmittance of building elements – walls, windows and ceilings - both before and after the addition of insulation in traditionally constructed Scottish buildings. Thirteen different types of insulation (both natural and synthetic) were assessed during the study in a range of buildin...
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This paper documents research undertaken by the Scottish Energy Centre at Edinburgh Napier University to refurbish a historic library building by means of thermal improvements. The interventions selected were specifically chosen to minimalise any impact on the architectural integrity of the building. The study involved thermally enhancing the ceil...
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This paper presents the development of two innovations within the realm of measuring and promoting energy efficient behaviour occupants of social housing. 1. The energy efficiency behaviour score (EEBS) and 2. The Personal Energy Trainer (PET). The EEBS is a methodology for capturing, analysing and understanding the behaviour of occupants. This enc...
Presentation
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These are the slides as presented at the UREKA conference in Edinburgh during Nov 2017. to accompany the research abstract paper for the Energy Efficient Behaviour Score EEBS for the Personal Energy Trainer PET
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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 calculated by the UK Government's Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP). This monitoring methodology analysed the selected homes over 4 years of occupation leading to a longitudinal...
Technical Report
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Multiple community, data and policy methodologies were combined and further developed as a single approach to local energy master-planning. This built on existing publically accessible data approaches. The approach was developed with a practical settlement and its community. Validation and lessons are included to support further development. This r...
Method
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The Scottish Energy Centre (SEC) at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) presents a Research Framework for interacting with residents and coordinating the information captured for measuring the human aspects in new social housing. The Framework has been devised from 10 social science and building performance evaluation research projects spanning back...
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Resumen Compuestos alternativos en el sector de la envolvente se obtienen por extrusión de estirado de secciones y perfiles de panel de enclavamiento estrechas. Estos elementos estructurales, resistentes al impacto, tienen la ventaja de una instalación más rápida y segura, y su diseño modular les hace idóneos para muchos edificios y otras aplicacio...
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This paper documents an innovative partnership project between Historic Scotland, the Scottish Energy Centre at Edinburgh Napier University and Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association in which five Category B Listed, traditional pre-1919, solid wall ‘hard-to-treat’ residential tenement properties located within Edinburgh’s historic UNESCO World Her...
Research
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The Housing Innovation Showcase (HIS), developed by Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) comprised of twenty seven dwellings of varying size and form, using ten different Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) techniques; twelve flats with communal gardens, and eleven terraced houses and four bungalows, all with private gardens. The evaluation of the HI...
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The Housing Innovation Showcase (HIS), developed by Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) comprised of twenty seven dwellings of varying size and form, using ten different construction techniques; twelve flats with communal gardens, and eleven terraced houses and four bungalows, all with private gardens. The evaluation of the HIS properties was split i...
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This Executive Summary provides an overview of the findings, observations and recommendations resulting from Kingdom‟s Housing Innovation Showcase (HIS) project. This is based on post construction testing of twenty seven new build homes built using a range of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). The HIS comprised of twelve flats with communal gard...
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ThisTechnical Paper sets out the pre and post-intervention monitoring work carried out by The Scottish Energy Centre (SEC) at Edinburgh Napier University for Historic Scotland as part of the energy efficiency refurbishment pilot programme on traditional and historic buildings. The measurements were concerned with quantifying the thermal Improvemen...
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Ensuring that predic:ed (simulated) energy performance figures are realized once a building is in-use has been of growing concern since issues surrounding the 'performance gap' were realized in the mid 1990's [1]. Increasing energy demand and a decrease in thermal comfort with an added pressure on fuel poor occupants has questioned why some dwellin...
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Ensuring that predicted (simulated) energy performance figures are realised once a building is in-use has been of growing concern since issues surrounding the 'performance gap' were realised in the mid 1990's [1]. Increasing energy demand and a decrease in thermal comfort with an added pressure on fuel poor occupants has questioned why some dwellin...
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This work analyses the use of in-situ monitoring techniques to establish the building performance of pre-1919 traditionally constructed buildings and evaluate different thermal refurbishment strategies using component U-values as a recognised indicator of building envelope performance. The buildings monitored were of traditional construction (solid...
Technical Report
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This report describes the work conducted by the Scottish Energy Centre (SEC) at Edinburgh Napier University for the National Trust of Scotland, measuring the thermal transmittance (U-value), for two types of glazing insulation: shutters and film. The objective was to determine the thermal insulation benefit of these measures when applied to an exis...
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This work analyses the use of in-situ monitoring techniques to establish the building performance of pre-1919 traditionally constructed buildings and evaluate different thermal refurbishment strategies using component U-values as a recognised indicator of building envelope performance. The buildings monitored were of traditional construction (solid...
Technical Report
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http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/techpaper19.pdf ISBN 978 1 84917128 1
Thesis
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The A3 name is derived from the words: Awareness: Authority: Accountability, which make up the 3 stages of this behaviour change and employee empowerment theory for energy reduction inside nondomestic buildings. The theory was developed by observing the staff and in particular the Facilities Manager (FM) within several publicly owned primary schoo...

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Projects (8)
Archived project
Explore, observe and understand the factors that influence energy consumption in primary schools. The schools are operated by local authorities. Develop a technology-centric strategy to deliver behaviour change and reduce energy consumption in these buildings.
Project
This project includes a longitudinal study of the energy performance of 27 households built in 2011. The project includes 10 different forms of construction including the so-called modern methods of construction (MMC). The project aims to report on the energy efficiency, performance and occupant energy use behaviour.
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The RESToRE project is aimed at supporting Scotland’s future Sustainable Communities in the key area of housing provision, retrofit and fuel poverty. The project seeks to address the redensification of suburban communities in Scotland by the retrofit and re-building of dilapidated housing. By collaborating with local authority and community led groups, this project will attempt to contribute and help to restore the following: • local economy; by creating jobs and enhancing the skills of local tradesmen. • communities; by adopting a community-led approach in order to give a sense of identity back to the inhabitants. • housing energy performance; by applying tested improvement methods on a variety of housing archetypes in order to lower energy demand and improve thermal comfort. • housing availability; by re-using existing housing stock that is either empty, abandoned, or uninhabitable.