Energy Efficiency – Technology Landscaping, Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme ClimateXChange Scotland October 2017


This report presents the findings from a ClimateXChange commissioned study into the landscaping of Energy Efficiency technologies that can support the delivery of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP). The study compliments parallel studies into Heat and Smart technologies. This report covers NEF’s; archetyping of the Scottish building stock, a summary of effective measures required to treat Scottish buildings, scored reviews of innovative new and emerging fabric energy efficiency technologies applicable to the Scottish building stock
Missing the mark – why schools are failing on energy performance“, CIBSE Journal June 2016


A RIBA review of school performance revealed an industry-wide struggle with delivering new buildings that operate well. Lisa Pasquale MCIBSE explains why adherence to design codes is causing high levels of complexity in controls and services, resulting in significant inefficiencies
“The Value of Good Design”

partly included in Section 1 (p.17-29) of “Better Spaces for Learning Royal Institute of British Architects, 2016

The RIBA report, Better Spaces for Learning, was in part based of a large piece of research led by Lisa Ann Pasquale and Dr Jenny Thomas, which looked at over 120 POE reports of various school environments in England, Wales and Scotland to identify key trends in performance-influencing design attributes and recommendations for how to produce the best value school environments in terms of attainment, comfort, operational cost, and staff productivity. Popular news coverage:  Dezeen , The Guardian, Architect’s Journal, BBC
Guide to Building Performance Evaluation  

Institute for Sustainability, 2012

The Guide is a plain-language, online publication describing the process and techniques to carrying out Building Performance Evaluation, Soft Landings and Post-Occupancy Evaluation. This was written by Lisa Ann Pasquale, and Dr Kerry Mashford, of InnovateUK, along with many other contributing authors.
Performance Anxiety” 

Architecture Boston, Journal of the Boston Society of Architects, Autumn 2011

Performance Anxiety is an editorial on the why Building Performance Evaluation and Soft Landings are necessary practices in moving the construction and design fields forward in producing low-energy buildings that achieve in-use successes and meet their targeted energy and environmental outcomes.
Embedding Building Performance Evaluation in a Medium-sized Architectural Practice: A Soft Landings Approach

PLEA Conference 2011 Belgium, July 2011

The paper discusses the development of integrating building performance evaluation into standard building delivery, to support continuous improvement in the quality of the buildings and environments, whilst improving the effectiveness of the handover process for UK Architectural practice, Architype. This paper describes the development and deployment of a bespoke set of Soft Landings tools. It discusses issues uncovered through the process in relation to a number of building evaluations and lessons learnt, and the lessons learnt around integrating the tools into the project delivery process.
Cutting Edge Research into ‘Buildings in Use

AArchitecture 13, Journal of the Architectural Association, November 2010

The article describes the value of an “in-use” building performance research project in a medium-sized architectural practice, whose aim was to develop guidance and design methods to aid Architype in delivering buildings that were reliably more usable, comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient.
The Innovative Client: The Peabody Trust

Architecture Boston, Journal of the Boston Society of Architects, November/December 2007

The Innovative Client is an op-ed piece on one of the more progressive social housing landlords in the UK – the Peabody Trust. The article was aimed at an American audience, and intended to subtly highlight some of the differences between British and American approaches to affordable housing as well as highlight some of the Trust’s most interesting, recent projects.
 Recycling: Manufacturing

Architecture Boston, Journal of the Boston Society of Architects, Spring 2010

This brief editorial investigated the commercial realm of manufacturing and “remanufacturing” with respect to closed-loop and Cradle-to-Cradle manufacturing processes.
 Hapticity as a Modern Design Approach in Architecture

2nd Int’l Conf. for Universal Design, Kyoto, Japan, proceedings, October 2006

This paper describes the need for multi-modal sensory navigation mechanisms in modern architecture to aid those with sensory disability (vision and hearing impairments) to more easily navigate their environment. It further argues for why Architects need to consider the full spectrum of sensory experiences in their designs, rather than prioritising the visual over all others.