Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta

Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change and Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development

Professor Rajat Gupta is Director of the multi-disciplinary Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) and Low Carbon Building Research Group at Oxford Brookes University, where he also holds professorial chair in sustainable architecture and climate change. He developed the RIBA award-winning DECoRuM model for carbon mapping communities. Rajat’s research interests lie in scaling up energy retrofits and monitoring and evaluating impacts of community-led retrofits. As Principal Investigator, he has won over £8 million in research grants from ESRC, EPSRC, EU, Innovate UK, World Bank, UNEP, RICS and British Council. Recently Rajat was PI on a ESRC/EPSRC funded £1.14 million EVALOC project on evaluating the impacts of low carbon communities on localised energy behaviours. Rajat has also been lead academic on several Innovate UK funded projects under the Retrofit for the Future and Invest in Innovative Refurbishment competitions, as well as a LEAF project on carbon mapping communities. Presently Rajat is evaluating an Innovate UK funded project on distributed energy generation and storage for reducing peak grid loads. Rajat has published widely, including strategic journal papers on future direction of energy demand research and evaluation of an innovative retrofit programme.

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