David Shipworth

Reader in Energy and the Built Environment, UCL Energy Institute

David Shipworth is Professor of Energy and the Built Environment at the UCL Energy Institute.

He is the UK Government’s industry and academic representative to the International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on Demand Side Management, and in the role is responsible for helping shape the work of the IEA in the DSM area, and for disseminating the work of the IEA to the UK industry and academic community.

He has given a recent lecture on peer-to-peer energy trading using blockchains for the International Energy Agency Demand Side Management University.

He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the UK ’Smart Systems and Heat’ programme run by the Energy Technology Institute and the Energy System Catapult on behalf of BEIS and the ETI’s commercial partners.

He has been a consultant and advisor to the UK government and industry on smart metering over the last ten years having done work for BEIS; SEGB; ETI; ESC; EdF; E.ON; SSE; UKPN; Bosch; PassivSystems; and other organisations in the DSM area – as well as sitting on advisory boards for UK and European funded smart energy system projects.

He is a Sub-task leader in the International Energy Agency, Energy in Buildings and Communities Annex 66 on ‘Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behaviour in Buildings’; Annex 69 on ‘Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort for Lowering Energy use in Buildings’; and is a founding member of the ASHRAE Multi-Disciplinary Task Group on Occupant Behaviour in Buildings.

He is currently an investigator on around £20M in research grants in the Demand Side Management area and is the leader of the PACE research group which focuses on demand side response and thermal comfort research and works across government and industry to understand energy demand in communities and on the consumer side of the meter.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of Nature: Scientific Data.


Transactive energy, Peer-to-peer energy trading, Community self-consumption, Energy IoT


Demand side management, Demand side response, Occupant behaviour in buildings, Human thermal comfort, Research design of field trials



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