Dr Birgit Painter is a long-term member of the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), with particular interests in building performance evaluation and smart/advanced built environment.
Following the award of the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur in Environmental Technology (TH Lübeck, Germany), Birgit first joined the IESD as a research student, and completed a PhD project with a focus on personal exposure to particulate matter. She has subsequently been involved in various research activities regarding building performance evaluation, looking at visual and thermal comfort, and linking qualitative performance data to human factors. Birgit has experience in environmental monitoring, particularly regarding the design and execution of long-term data collection campaigns.
Birgit is programme leader for the IET accredited course MSc Engineering Management. She teaches on the IESD’s MSc courses, as module leader for Sustainable Buildings, and supervises PhD and MSc projects.