Mr Tunmise Ayodele

Job: PhD student

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: Leicester School of Architecture

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

Tunmise Ayodele is an early career researcher, and a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof Ahmad Taki, experienced in the development and delivery of academic content both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level. I have a proven knowledge and record of teaching around Construction, Architecture, and sustainability concepts such as low energy buildings, retrofitting, urbanization, design and practices, landscaping, cultural and contextual studies, measurements and related areas that enhance the practice and productivity in the workplace. Additionally, I have experience of supervising Academic and Business research projects up to Undergraduate level.

My previous work experiences have also equipped me with ability to carry out robust design and supervision of road and building construction, develop and ensure environmental impact analysis, research and implementation of affordable housing schemes for low income. I have excellent relationship management and communication ability and I am experienced in managing Stakeholder expectations, managing projects that required thinking holistically, identifying and resolving key strategic challenges, as well as delivering against tight deadlines.

Research group affiliations

Publications and outputs

Ayodele, T., Taki, A.H., Oyinlola, M.A. and Bhattacharyya, S., 2020. A review of retrofit interventions for residential buildings in hot humid climates. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 11(5).

Ayodele, T. and Abimbola, O.A., 2015. Implementation of Sustainable Development: the Impact of Social Sustainability. In 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Agriculture (Vol. 63, No. 16, pp. 139-142).

Research interests/expertise

Retrofitting, Low Energy Building, Building Energy Management and Thermal Comfort

Areas of teaching

Cultural and Contextual Studies
Undergraduate Dissertation Tutor



PhD project


Cost-effective Retrofit Pathway for Residential Buildings in Hot Humid Climate


Buildings consume 40% of resources around the world, low energy building is fast becoming a major component of sustainable development. However, limiting the concept of low energy buildings to new builds will only undermine its effects and benefits as there are numerous existing buildings that consume uneconomical energy resources irrespective of how energy efficient the new ones are. Therefore, retrofit interventions to existing buildings is important in decreasing resource consumption and increasing energy efficiency. Some various retrofit interventions already exist towards reducing energy consumption in residential buildings but deciding on a specific retrofit intervention needs assiduous consideration. Hence, this paper focuses on the review of retrofit interventions and their energy performances. It was found amongst others that clay bricks, sand line, and pre-fabricated walls consume less energy than concrete bricks by 16%, 23%, and 25% respectively. Electrochromic glazing system with no shading device was also found to have reduced heat gains by 53%-59% in winter and summer. It was concluded that further research would benefit from the combination of the various interventions to create pathways for building retrofit in hot humid climate, the pathways can be tested with a dynamic thermal simulation software for energy performance.

Name of supervisor(s)

Professor Ahmad Taki, Professor Subhes Bhattacharyya, Dr Muyiwa Oyinlola