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Professor Alice Moncaster

Professional biography

In July 2023 I joined the University of the West of England as Professor in Sustainable Construction. I remain a Visiting Professor at the OU. 

Brief synopsis: decade in the construction industry working on civils infrastructure and later structural building projects; researcher for the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre at Bristol University; EPSRC-funded PhD at the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA; research post and then lectureship at the University of Cambridge as part of the Centre for Sustainable Development; Director and Deputy Director of  masters programme ‘Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment’ (IDBErun jointly by Depts of Engineering and Architecture at Cambridge; Director of Studies for Engineering, and Fellow of Newnham College; instigating the OU's first Built Environment research cluster; first University Lead for Sustainability for the Open Societal Challenges research programme. 

Research interests

My research seeks to radically improve the environmental sustainability and resilience of the built environment to climate change, working with colleagues from multiple disciplines and retaining a close link with practitioners and industry.  

I am known internationally for my work on the life cycle analysis and embodied impacts of buildings and urban environments, applying the principles of the circular economy to the built environment, and retrofitting existing buildings, including heritage buildings. A growing interest is in resilience and adaptation for future climates, including reducing risks from changing climates such as flooding and over-heating, and improving urban air quality. As well as technical research, I explore the socio-technical practices and processes of design and construction and urban planning, how and why decisions are made in building projects, and the role of community engagement in effective approaches to sustainability and resilience. I also have an ongoing interest in the importance of equality and inclusivity, both within the construction sector, and for the impacts of construction on different communities.

I was the UK expert on the International Energy Agency Annex 72 on Assessing Life Cycle Related Environmental Impacts Caused by Buildings (2017-2022), following the same role on IEA Annex 57 on Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2e for Building Construction (2011-2016). I led the OU’s partnership in the £7m Defra-funded project GRACEGroundwater Resilience and Community Engagement, led by Buckinghamshire County Council, and have now handed this over to Dr Karen Potter, the original instigator of the partnership. Projects recently completed at the OU include leading the development of quality data for construction as part of the Life Levels programme with a consortium of European Green Building Councils, and Disaster Trade, exploring the social and environmental impacts of importing goods from the global south, with Laurie Parsons at RHUL as well as Exeter and Dhaka Universities. I was involved in writing the Horizon2020 €10m project DivAirCity looking at nature-based solutions for improving air quality for all in European cities. 

I have published extensively, including the 2018 Springer book on Embodied carbon in buildings: Measurement, Management, and Mitigation with my then research team the brilliant Francesco Pomponi and Catherine de Wolf, and am co-editing the soon-to-be-published Routledge Handbook of Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment with Rahman Azari at Penn State University, US.

From 2018-21 I was the Academic Lead for the OU's Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in ‘Transforming Engineering Culture’, and was part of the steering groups for the successful Athena Swan Silver Awarda at both Cambridge and the OU.

At the OU I am currently supervising the following PhD students:

  • Claude Nsobya (Defra/Bucks Council), building community resilience to groundwater flooding (co-supervisors Karen Potter, Jed Ramsay)
  • Meng-Chin Tsai (School of Engineering & Innovation Scholarship), urban greening and heat resilience (lead supervisor Leslie Mabon)
  • Kyriacos Polycarpou (DTA3 COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Fellowship), decisions to reduce whole life energy and carbon in social housing developments in Cyprus, Sweden and UK (co-supervisors Theo Zamenopoulos and Stephen Burnley, and Tove Malmqvist (KTH, Sweden)).

My former OU PhD students Freya Wise and Jane Anderson have both recently defended their theses with flying colours. Previous Cambridge PhD students include Wei Zhou, Hannah Baker, Juan Canavera-HerreraSarah Fitton and Kayla Friedman.

Teaching interests

At the OU I was the lead author of part of a second level (second year) module T229 Mechanical Engineering Heat and Flow, Part 3: Heating, cooling and sustainabiilty.  This explains the design of low whole life energy and carbon buildings within the context of a changing climate, and includes a co-authored text book, the design and development of extensive online materials and interactives, and the development of an online group project to design a low carbon building.  

Also at the OU I was module chair for the postgraduate course T868 Environmental monitoring and protection, worked on first level (T194) and second level (T272) engineering modules, and as a tutor for T176 Practical Engineering Activity PV Energy.

In my previous role at Cambridge I was the Director and Deputy Director for the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) postgraduate masters course, and a Director of Studies in Engineering at Newnham College, and I taught structural mechanics and exposition to undergraduate engineers. 

Impact and engagement

Most recent policy, industry and public impact (please also see 'Other' under Publications):

External collaborations

Current additional external positions

2022-date                UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard Task group on embodied carbon

2022-date                Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Energy, Editorial panel 

2022-date                Formas (Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development), Built Environment panel 

2021-date                BSI committee B/558/1 Circular Economy in the Construction Sector

2021-date                UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials,  Independent Advisory Board and GHG emissions/energy theme representative 

2021-date                RICS Whole Life Carbon Assessment Professional Statement update, Working Group 

2014-date                Equilibrium Network, Founding member and steering group 

2012-date                Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd, Associate

Publications

Globalized Climate Precarity: Environmental Degradation, Disasters, and the International Brick Trade (2024)
Parsons, Laurie; de Campos, Ricardo Safra; Moncaster, Alice; Cook, Ian; Siddiqui, Tasneem; Abenayake, Chethika; Jayasinghe, Amila Buddhika; Mishra, Pratik; Ly Vouch, Long and Billah, Tamim
Annals of the American Association of Geographers ((Early access))


Embodied carbon, embodied energy and renewable energy: a review of Environmental Product Declarations (2023-12)
Anderson, Jane and Moncaster, Alice
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings, 176(12) (pp. 986-997)


Nature can cool cities, but proceed with caution (2023-09-21)
Mabon, Leslie; Connor, Ben; Moncaster, Alice; Pearce, Catherine; Pratt, Eleanor; Shih, Wan-Yu; Tsai, Meng-Chin; Vseteckova, Jitka; Waights, Verina and Wolstenholme, Ruth
Urban Transformations, 5, Article 11(1)


Demolition or retention of buildings: drivers at the masterplan scale (2023-07-21)
Baker, Hannah; Moncaster, Alice; Wilkinson, Sara J. and Remøy, Hilde
Buildings & Cities, 4(1) (pp. 488-506)


Trading disaster: Containers and container thinking in the production of climate precarity (2022-11-01)
Parsons, Laurie; Safra de Campos, Ricardo; Moncaster, Alice; Cook, Ian; Siddiqui, Tasneem; Abenayake, Chethika; Jayasinghe, Amila Buddhika; Mishra, Pratik and Billah, Tamim
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 47(4) (pp. 990-1008)


Residents' comfort perceptions in domestic heritage buildings (2022-10-03)
Wise, Freya; Moncaster, Alice and Jones, Derek
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 1085, Article 12924


Demands, default options and definitions: How artefacts mediate sustainability in public housing projects in Sweden and Cyprus (2022-10)
Francart, Nicolas; Polycarpou, Kyriacos; Malmqvist, Tove and Moncaster, Alice
Energy Research & Social Science, 92, Article 102765


Social value, infrastructure and stakeholder engagement: a complex triangle (2022-08)
Fitton, Sarah and Moncaster, Alice
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 175(4) (pp. 194-201)


Modelling future trends of annual embodied energy of urban residential building stock in China (2022-06)
Zhou, Wei; Moncaster, Alice; O'Neill, Eoghan; Reiner, David M.; Wang, Xinke and Guthrie, Peter
Energy Policy, 165, Article 112932


Embodied carbon of concrete in buildings, Part 2: are the messages accurate? (2022)
Moncaster, Alice; Malmqvist, Tove; Forman, Tim; Pomponi, Francesco and Anderson, Jane
Buildings and Cities, 3(1) (pp. 334-355)


Rethinking retrofit of residential heritage buildings (2021-06-14)
Wise, Freya; Moncaster, Alice and Jones, Derek
Buildings and Cities, 2(1) (pp. 495-517)


Reducing carbon from heritage buildings: the importance of residents’ views, values and behaviours (2021-06)
Wise, Freya; Jones, Derek and Moncaster, Alice
Journal of Architectural Conservation, 27(1-2) (pp. 117-146)


Retention not demolition: how heritage thinking can inform carbon reduction (2021)
Baker, Hannah; Moncaster, Alice; Remøy, Hilde and Wilkinson, Sara
Journal of Architectural Conservation, 27(3) (pp. 176-194)


Forecasting urban residential stock turnover dynamics using system dynamics and Bayesian model averaging (2020-10-01)
Zhou, Wei; O'Neill, Eoghan; Moncaster, Alice; Reiner, David and Guthrie, Peter
Applied Energy, 275, Article 115388


Developing a generic System Dynamics model for building stock transformation towards energy efficiency and low-carbon development (2020-10-01)
Zhou, Wei; Moncaster, Alice; Reiner, David M. and Guthrie, Peter
Energy and Buildings, 224, Article 110246


Embodied carbon of concrete in buildings: Part 1 - analysis of published EPD (2020-06-05)
Anderson, Jane and Moncaster, Alice
Buildings and Cities, 1(1) (pp. 198-217)


Comparative life cycle analysis of façade passive systems in the Mediterranean: comfort, energy, and carbon (2020-04)
Mifsud, Lara; Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice M.
Renewable Energy, 149 (pp. 347-360)


Widening understanding of low embodied impact buildings: results and recommendations from 80 multi-national quantitative and qualitative case studies (2019-10-20)
Moncaster, Alice; Rasmussen, Freja; Malmqvist, Tove; Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife and Birgisdottir, Harpa
Journal of Cleaner Production, 235 (pp. 378-393)


Arguments for a Co-production Approach to Community Flood Protection (2019-09)
Fitton, Sarah L. and Moncaster, Alice M.
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 172(7) (pp. 335-344)


Estimating Lifetimes and Stock Turnover Dynamics of Urban Residential Buildings in China (2019-07-01)
Zhou, Wei; Moncaster, Alice; Reiner, David and Guthrie, Peter
Sustainability, 11, Article 3720(13)


BS 8001 and the built environment: a review and critique (2019-04-12)
Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 172(3) (pp. 111-114)


Editorial: Gender and Intersectionality in Engineering (2019)
Moncaster, Alice and Morris, Carol
International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 11(1) (pp. 1-9)


Considering embodied energy and carbon in heritage buildings – a review (2019)
Wise, F.; Moncaster, A.; Jones, D. and Dewberry, E.
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 329, Article 12002


Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system (2018-08-15)
Moncaster, A. M.; Pomponi, F.; Symons, K. E. and Guthrie, P. M.
Energy and Buildings, 173 (pp. 389-398)


Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project (2018-05-15)
Pomponi, Francesco; Moncaster, Alice and De Wolf, Catherine
Energy and Buildings, 167 (pp. 177-186)


Design and construction strategies for reducing embodied impacts from buildings – Case study analysis (2018-05-01)
Malmqvist, Tove; Nehasilova, Maria; Moncaster, Alice; Birgisdottir, Harpa; Nygaard Rasmussen, Freja and Potting, Jose
Energy and Buildings, 166 (pp. 35-47)


Analysing methodological choices in calculations of embodied energy and GHG emissions from buildings (2018-01-01)
Rasmussen, Freja Nygaard; Malmqvist, Tove; Moncaster, Alice; Wiberg, Aoife Houlihan and Birgisdóttir, Harpa
Energy and Buildings, 158 (pp. 1487-1498)


Scrutinising embodied carbon in buildings: The next performance gap made manifest (2018-01)
Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81(2) (pp. 2431-2442)


Inclusion of on-site renewables in design-stage building life cycle assessments (2017-10)
Galpin, C. and Moncaster, A.
Energy Procedia, 134 (pp. 452-461)


IEA EBC Annex 57 ‘Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction' (2017-08-24)
Birgisdottir, H.; Moncaster, A.; Houlihan Wiberg, A.; Chae, C.; Yokoyama, K. and Balouktsi, M.
Energy and Buildings, 154 (pp. 72-80)


Decision-making for the demolition or adaptation of buildings (2017-08)
Baker, Hannah; Moncaster, Alice and Al Tabbaa, Abur
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Forensic Engineering, 170(3) (pp. 144-156)


Measuring embodied carbon dioxide equivalent of buildings: A review and critique of current industry practice (2017-04-01)
De Wolf, Catherine; Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice
Energy and Buildings, 140 (pp. 68-80)


Circular economy for the built environment: A research framework (2017-02-01)
Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice
Journal of Cleaner Production, 143 (pp. 710-718)


A Method to Facilitate Uncertainty Analysis in LCAs of Buildings (2017)
Pomponi, Francesco; D'Amico, Bernardino and Moncaster, Alice M.
Energies, 10, Article 524(4)


Embodied carbon mitigation and reduction in the built environment: what does the evidence say? (2016-10-01)
Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice
Journal of Environmental Management, 181 (pp. 687-700)


Investigating the social value of the Ripon rivers flood alleviation scheme (2016)
Fitton, S. L.; Moncaster, A. and Guthrie, P.
Journal of Flood Risk Management, 9(4) (pp. 370-378)


Financing energy efficiency measures in buildings - a new method of appraisal (2015-06-22)
Finnegan, Stephen; dos-Santos, Joseph David; Chow, David H. C.; Yan, Qu O. and Moncaster, Alice
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, 6(2) (pp. 62-70)


Improved embodied energy and carbon accounting: recommendations for industry and policy (2015-03)
Gavotsis, E. and Moncaster, A.
Athens Journal of Technology & Engineering, 2(1) (pp. 9-23)


Pathways to Low Carbon Building: Reflection on the Special Issue (2015)
Moncaster, Alice
Buildings, 5(3) (pp. 751-758)


Policies and outcomes for UK sustainable schools (2015)
Moncaster, A. M. and Simmons, P.
Building Research and Information, 43(4) (pp. 452-464)


Investigating the perspectives of social value for a flood alleviation scheme (2014)
Fitton, Sarah Louise; Moncaster, Alice and Guthrie, Peter
Athens Journal of Social Sciences, 1(4) (pp. 247-260)


Stand-alone calculation tools are not the answer to embodied carbon assessment (2014)
Ariyaratne, Chamindika I. and Moncaster, Alice M.
Energy Procedia, 62 (pp. 150-159)


A method and tool for ‘cradle to grave’ embodied energy and carbon impacts of UK buildings in compliance with the new TC350 standards (2013-11)
Moncaster, A. M. and Symons, K. E.
Energy and Buildings, 66 (pp. 514-523)


A Comparative Review of existing data and methodologies for calculating embodied energy and carbon of buildings (2012)
Moncaster, A. M. and Song, J-Y.
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, 3(1)


Knowledge exchange between academia and industry (2010-09)
Moncaster, A.; Hinds, D.; Cruickshank, H.; Guthrie, P.; Crishna, N.; Baker, K.; Beckman, K. and Jowitt, P. W.
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 163(3) (pp. 167-174)


Embodied carbon and building retrofit: A heritage example (2023-12-22)
Wise, Freya; Moncaster, Alice and Jones, Derek
In: Azari, Rahman and Moncaster, Alice eds. The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment (pp. 296-328)
ISBN : 9781003277927 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, Oxon


Circularity in the built environment – a call for a paradigm shift (2020-12-15)
Malmqvist, T.; Moncaster, A.; Rasmussen, F. and Birgisdóttir, H.
In: Brandão, M.; Lazarevic, D. and Finnveden, G. eds. Handbook of the Circular Economy (pp. 425-438)
ISBN : 978 1 78897 271 0 | Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd


Embodied Carbon Measurement, Mitigation and Management Within Europe, Drawing on a Cross-Case Analysis of 60 Building Case Studies (2018-03-02)
Moncaster, Alice; Birgisdottir, Harpa; Malmqvist, Tove; Nygaard Rasmussen, Freja; Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife and Soulti, Eleni
In: Pomponi, Francesco; De Wolf, Catherine and Moncaster, Alice eds. Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management, and Mitigation (pp. 443-462)
ISBN : 978-3-319-72795-0 | Publisher : Springer


Adaptation and Demolition in a Masterplan Context (2018-02-16)
Baker, Hannah and Moncaster, Alice
In: Wilkinson, Sara J. and Remøy, Hilde eds. Building Urban Resilience through Change of Use (pp. 57-81)
ISBN : 9781119231424 | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons


Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment: A Theoretical Contribution (2017)
Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice
In: Dastbaz, Mohammad; Gorse, Chris and Moncaster, Alice eds. Building Information Modelling, Building Performance, Design and Smart Construction (pp. 31-44)
ISBN : 978-3-319-50345-5 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham


Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management, and Mitigation (2018-03-02)
Pomponi, Francesco; De Wolf, Catherine and Moncaster, Alice eds.
ISBN : 978-3-319-72795-0 | Publisher : Springer


Building Information Modelling, High Performance Design and Smart Construction (2017)
Dastbaz, Mohammad; Gorse, Chris and Moncaster, Alice eds.
ISBN : 978-3-319-50345-5 | Publisher : Springer


Is it all about the windows? Residents' values in residential heritage buildings (2023-04-30)
Wise, Freya; Moncaster, Alice and Jones, Derek
In : Central Europe towards Sustainable Building 2022 (CESB22) (4-6 Jul 2022, Prague, Czech Republic) (pp. 592-598)


Low carbon heritage: residents' views from Cumbria and the English Lake District World Heritage Site (2023-01)
Wise, Freya; Moncaster, Alice and Jones, Derek
In : EEHB2022: The 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (4-5 May 2022, Benediktbeuern, Germany) (pp. 219-227)


Facilitators and drivers of low-carbon and energy residential developments (2022-06)
Polycarpou, Kyriacos; Francart, Nicolas; Malmqvist, Tove; Burnley, Stephen; Zamenopoulos, Theodore and Moncaster, Alice
In : Energy and Climate Transformations: 3rd International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science (20-23 Jun 2022, Renold Building, University of Manchester, UK)


Using an analysis of concrete and cement EPD: verification, selection, assessment, benchmarking and target setting (2022-03-03)
Anderson, Jane and Moncaster, Alice
In : fib International Conference on Concrete Sustainability (8-10 Sep 2021, Prague/Online) (pp. 20-26)


Implications of using systematic decomposition structures to organize building LCA information: A comparative analysis of national standards and guidelines - IEA EBC ANNEX 72 (2020-11-20)
Soust-Verdaguer, B.; García Martínez, A.; Llatas, C.; Gómez de Cózar, J.C.; Allacker, K.; Trigaux, D.; Alsema, E.; Berg, B.; Dowdell, D.; Debacker, W.; Frischknecht, R.; Ramseier, L.; Veselka, J.; Volf, M.; Hajek, P.; Lupíšek, A.; Malik, Z.; Habert, G.; Hollberg, A.; Lasvaux, S.; Peuportier, B.; Pomponi, F.; Wastiel, L.; Gomes, V.; Zara, O.; Gomes, M.; Gusson Baiocchi, A.; Pulgrossi, L.; Ouellet-Plamondon, C.; Moncaster, A.; Di Bari, R.; Horn, R.; Lenz, K.; Balouktsi, M.; Lützkendorf, T.; Röck, M.; Hoxha, E. and Passer, A.
In : BEYOND 2020 – World Sustainable Built Environment conference (2-4 Nov 2020, Gothenburg (online))


Reducing embodied impacts of buildings – insights from a social power analysis of the UK and Sweden (2020-11)
Moncaster, A. M. and Malmqvist, T.
In : BEYOND 2020 – World Sustainable Built Environment conference (2-4 Nov 2020, Online)


The Reporting of End of Life and Module D Data and Scenarios in EPD for Building level Life Cycle Assessment (2019)
Anderson, Jane; Roenning, Anne and Moncaster, Alice
In : Sustainable Built Environment D-A-CH Conference 2019 (SBE19 Graz) 11–14 September 2019, Graz, Austria (11-14 Sep 2019, Graz, Austria)


A conceptual framework for understanding adaptation planning of urban road infrastructure (2019)
Canavera Herrera, J. S.; Haigh, S; MacAskill, K and Moncaster, A.
In : 26th World Road Congress (6-10 Oct 2019, Abu Dhabi)


Applying Bayesian model averaging to characterise urban residential stock turnover dynamics (2019)
Zhou, W.; O’Neill, E.; Moncaster, A.; Reiner, D. and Guthrie, P.
In : Applied Energy Symposium 2019: Low Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems (16-18 Oct 2019, Xiamen, China)


Bringing pupils into building energy performance: School design, construction and operation (2017-07-05)
Pomponi, Francesco; Medina Campos, Liliana; Moncaster, Alice and Smith, Sean
In : PLEA 2017: Passive and Low Energy Architecture (3-5 Jul 2017, Edinburgh)


Demolition and adaptation at the CB1 development, Cambridge (2017-07-01)
Baker, Hannah and Moncaster, Alice
In : 24th Annual Conference of the the European Real Estate Society (28 Jun - 1 Jul, Delft, Netherlands)


Bio inspired design: when sun and wind are there to help (2017-06-16)
Pomponi, F.; Medina Campos, L. and Moncaster, A. M.
In : 23rd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference (14-16 Jun 2017, Bogotá, Colombia)


Inclusion of on-site renewables in design-stage building life cycle assessments (2017)
Galpin, C. and Moncaster, A.
In : 9th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings SEB-17 (5-7 Jul 2017, Crete, Greece)


The Role Of Stakeholders In Masterplan Regeneration Decisions (2017)
Baker, H. E. and Moncaster, A.
In : World Sustainable Built Environment Conference (5-7 Jun 2017, Hong Kong)


Shortcomings of LCA current practice: the risk of mean values (2016-05)
Pomponi, Francesco; Piroozfar, Poorang A.E. and Moncaster, Alice
In : Industrial Ecology and Green Transformation ISIE America 2016 (25-27 May 2016, Bogata, Colombia)


Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment: A Theoretical Contribution (2016)
Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice
In : International Conference on Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (14-15 Sep 2016, Leeds Beckett University, UK)


Reducing Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: A Research Agenda (2016)
Pomponi, F and Moncaster, Alice
In : International Conference on Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (14-15 Sep 2016, Leeds Beckett University, UK)


Benefits and challenges of visualising embodied and whole life carbon of buildings (2016)
Pomponi, F. and Moncaster, A.
In : International Conference on Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (14-15 Sep 2016, Leeds Beckett University, UK)


Comparative energy and comfort analysis of façade passive strategies in the Mediterranean region (2016)
Mifsud, Lara; Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice M.
In : Engineering Transparency, Glasstech (20-23 Sep 2016, Dusseldorf, Germany) (pp. 161-174)


Double Skin Façades: Life Cycle Study of a Versatile Technology for the Sustainable Refurbishment of Non-domestic Buildings (2016)
Pomponi, F. and Moncaster, A.
In : Central Europe towards Sustainable Building (20-22 Jun 2016, Prague) (pp. 261-268)


The cultural dimension of industrial ecology education: success story of a sustainable integrated curriculum in Chia, Columbia (2016)
Pomponi, F.; Medina Campos, L. and Moncaster, A.
In : Industrial Ecology and Green Transformation ISIE America 2016 (25-27 May 2016)


Buildings for the biosphere (and their indoors for the technosphere) - A circular economy view for the construction industry (2016)
Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice
In : Industrial Ecology and Green Transformation ISIE America 2016 (25-27 May 2016, Bogata, Colombia)


Implementing Whole Life Carbon in Buildings (2016)
De Wolf, Catherine; Pomponi, Francesco and Moncaster, Alice
In : Industrial Ecology and Green Transformation ISIE America 2016 (25-27 May 2016, Bogata, Colombia)


The social value of flood infrastructure design (2014-07-29)
Fitton, Sarah L. and Moncaster, Alice
In : 4th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning (9-12 Jun 2014, Athens, Greece)


Design strategies for low embodied energy and greenhouse gases in buildings: analyses of the IEA Annex 57 case studies (2014)
Malmqvist, T.; Birgisdottir, H.; Houlihan-Wiberg, A.; Moncaster, A.; Brown, N.; John, V.; Passer, A.; Potting, J. and Soulti, E.
In : World Sustainable Building Conference WSB14 (28-30 Oct 2014, Barcelona)


Practical limitations in Embodied Energy and Carbon measurements, and how to address them: a UK case study (2014)
Gavotsis, Efstratios and Moncaster, Alice
In : World Sustainable Building Conference WSB14 (28-30 Oct 2014, Barcelona)


UK experience of the use of timber as a low embodied carbon structural material (2014)
Soulti, Eleni and Moncaster, Alice
In : World Sustainable Building Conference (WSB14) (28-30 Oct 2014, Barcelona)


Flood alleviation design: adopting a social perspective (2014)
Fitton, Sarah L.; Moncaster, Alice and Guthrie, Peter
In : 6th International Conference on Flood Management “Floods in a changing Environment” (ICFM6) (16-18 Sep 2014, São Paulo, Brazil)


Industry and policy recommendations for the improvement of embodied energy and carbon accounting, based on a study during construction stage (2014)
Gavotsis, Efstratios and Moncaster, Alice
In : 4th Annual International Conference on Architecture (7-10 Jul 2014, Athens, Greece)


Retrofitting solid wall buildings: energy and carbon costs and savings (2013)
Moncaster, Alice; Soulti, Eleni; Mubarak, Ghada and Symons, Katie
In : SB13 Graz - Sustainable Buildings - Construction Products and Technologies (25-28 Sep 2013, Graz, Austria) (pp. 95-101)


An Application of the CEN/TC350 standards to an Energy and Carbon LCA of timber used in construction, and the effect of end-of-life scenarios (2013)
Symons, Katie; Moncaster, Alice and Symons, Digby
In : Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) conference (15-18 Jul 2013, Sydney, Australia)


The impact of procurement processes on the sustainability of school buildings (2013)
Moncaster, Alice
In : Proceedings of Sustainable Building SB13 (24-26 Apr 2013, Munich, Germany)


How much do we spend to save? Calculating the embodied carbon costs of retrofit (2012)
Sahagun, Daniela and Moncaster, Alice
In : Retrofit 2012 (24-26 Jan 2012, Salford, Manchester)


Designing climate resilient schools: a case study of St Faith’s School, Cambridge (2012)
Moncaster, Alice; Cheng, Vicky; Littlewood, E and Muscat, Daniela
In : 1st international conference on urban sustainability and resilience (05-06 Nov 2012, University College London)


A comparative review of existing data and methodologies for calculating embodied energy and carbon of buildings (2011)
Moncaster, Alice and Song, Ji-Young
In : World Sustainable Building Conference WSB11 (18-21 Oct 2011, Helsinki, Finland)


IEA EBC Annex 72 J: Understanding the impact of individual, industry & political decisions on transitions towards environmental sustainability (2023)
Moncaster, Alice; Malmqvist, Tove; Polycarpou, Kyriacos; Anderson, Jane and Francart, Nicholas
treeze Ltd., Kanzleistrasse 4, CH-8610 Uster, Switzerland.


Supporting the Development of Quality Data. Availability, quality and use of construction product LCA data Ireland, Italy and Croatia (2021-04)
Moncaster, Alice; Anderson, Jane and Mulligan, Helen
Irish Green Building Council


Applying Bayesian Model Averaging to Characterise Urban Residential Stock Turnover Dynamics (2019-09)
Zhou, Wei; O’Neill, Eoghan; Moncaster, Alice; Reiner, David M. and Guthrie, Peter
Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.


Estimating Lifetimes and Stock Turnover Dynamics of Urban Residential Buildings in China (2019-07)
Zhou, Wei; Moncaster, Alice; Reiner, David M. and Guthrie, Peter
Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.


How gender equality can help fix the construction industry (2018-01-25)
Moncaster, Alice and Dillon, Martha
The Conversation


Women, Boards and the UK Built Environment: Investigating the business case for improved gender diversity on the boards of built environment firms (2017-11)
Dillon, Martha and Moncaster, Alice
Equilibrium Network


Evaluation of Embodied Energy and CO2eq for Building Construction (Annex 57). Subtask 4: Case Studies and Recommendations for the Reduction of Embodied Energy and Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings (2016-11)
Birgisdottir, Harpa; Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife; Malmqvist, Tove; Moncaster, Alice and Nygaard Rasmussen, Freja
International Energy Agency EBC


Strategies for Reducing Embodied Energy and Embodied GHG Emissions. Guideline for Designers and Consultants - Part 2. IEA EBC Annex 57. (2016-09)
Birgisdottir, Harpa; Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife; Malmqvist, Tove; Moncaster, Alice and Nygaard Rasmussen, Freja
Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation


Evaluation of Embodied Energy and GHG Emissions for Building Construction (Annex 57). Case studies demonstrating Embodied Energy and Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions in buildings (2016)
Birgisdottir, Harpa; Houlihan Wiberg, Aoife; Malmqvist, Tove; Moncaster, Alice and Nygaard Rasmussen, Freja
International Energy Agency EBC