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Dr Alice Moncaster

Dr Alice Moncaster

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Professional biography

Alice holds a first degree in general engineering, a masters in geotechnical engineering, and an interdisciplinary PhD combining the social sciences with construction management, from the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol and East Anglia respectively. She is a chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

The first half of her career was spent working for major construction and consultancy companies, including on water, sewerage and road infrastructure projects, later specialising in building structures before briefly managing her own consultancy.

She left industry for an EPSRC-funded PhD at UEA, and at the same time was offered a research post at the University of Cambridge Centre for Sustainable Development where she stayed for 9 years, becoming a lecturer in 2014. Academic leadership positions at Cambridge included as Director of the postgraduate professional masters course ‘Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment’ (IDBE), Director of Studies in Engineering and Fellow at Newnham College, and leading the research group ‘Cambridge University Built Environment Sustainability’ (CUBES).

Now a Senior Lecturer at the Open University, and Visiting Academic Fellow at Cambridge, Alice has continued to work towards the achievement of a zero carbon built environment, extending this focus to include issues of social and environmental justice, as well as gender and inclusivity. At the OU she set up and coordinates the Built Environment research cluster, leads the Sustainable Built Environment group, and currently chairs the cross-faculty Nature-based Approaches To URban Environments (NATURE) initiative. She has also developed expertise in distance teaching and inclusive education. 

Alice retains excellent connections with the construction industry, and is regularly consulted by industry and policy from across the world. 

Research interests

Dr Moncaster’s research seeks to radically improve the environmental, and social, sustainability of both the processes of construction, and of its product, the built environment.  Her projects are often closely involved with industry partners.  She is internationally renowned for her work on the life cycle analysis and embodied impacts of buildings and construction materials; applying the principles of circular economy to the built environment; and retrofitting existing buildings, including heritage buildings. Growing interests include the role of nature-based solutions (NBS) in adapting the built environment for future climates, including flooding, over-heating, and urban air quality.

As well as purely technical research, she uses social science theories and methodologies to understand the socio-technical practices and processes of design and construction and urban planning, and to understand the role of social value in effective approaches to sustainable built environments.

She is currently the UK expert on the International Energy Agency Annex 72 on Assessing Life Cycle Related Environmental Impacts Caused by Buildings; a consultant on the Horizon2020 €10m project DivAirCity looking at nature-based solutions for improving air quality for all in European cities; and leading the OU’s participation in a Defra-funded project GRACE led by Buckinghamshire County Council to improve resilience of rural communities to groundwater flooding. Her most recently completed projects were on supporting the development of quality data for construction as part of the Life Levels programme with a consortium of European Green Building Councils, and with RHUL, Exeter and Dhaka Universities on the social and environmental impacts of importing goods from the global south - see Disaster Trade. She is currently co-editing the new international handbook of embodied carbon with a colleague at Penn State University, US.

She is principal supervisor for four PhD students:

  • Wei Zhou (Cambridge Trusts (China)), modelling energy consumption in the built environment and the impact of policy instruments in China (co-supervisor David Reiner, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge)
  • Freya Wise (AHRC DesignStar DTC), energy retrofits of residential heritage buildings – whole life carbon impacts and user preferences and behaviour (co-supervisors Derek Jones and Emma Dewberry (OU))
  • Jane Anderson (AHRC Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP), building on her long-standing professional expertise in LCA of buildings to investigate impact of EPD on design behaviours (co-supervisors Derek Jones and Robin Roy (OU))
  • Kyriakos 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 (OU), and Tove Malmqvist (KTH, Sweden)).

... and co-supervisor for two further PhD students:

  • Christiana Smyrilli (EPSRC FIBE DTC), investigating gender and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene infrastructure (WASH) in developing and post-disaster countries, looking at Uganda and Peurto Rico (principal supervisor Allan McRobie (Cambridge)), and
  • Chris Spedding (EPSRC Nuclear Energy DTP) who is investigating how to sinter regolith using nuclear energy to build habitats on the moon (principal supervisor Bill Nuttall, co-supervisor Sungwoo Lim (OU)).

Teaching interests

Dr Moncaster is chair of the postgraduate course T868 Environmental monitoring and protection from the end of 2021. 

She is part of the presentation team for T229 Mechanical Engineering: Heat and Flow, and was the lead author of part 3, which explains the application of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to the design of buildings within the context of a changing climate, assessed through a group project to design a low carbon building. 

She previously worked on first level (T194) and second level (T272) modules in general engineering.

In her previous role at Cambridge Dr Moncaster was the Director and Deputy Director for the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) masters course, and a Director of Studies for undergraduate engineers at Newnham College. She also taught structural mechanics and exposition to undergraduate engineers. 

Impact and engagement

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

On achieving net zero in the built environment:

On diversity & inclusivity in engineering and the built environment:

External collaborations

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

2021-25            Independent Advisory Board for UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials, GHG emissions/energy theme representative for Advisory Board for a 4 year joint centre led by UCL, with Leeds, Loughborough, Lancaster, Sheffield, Imperial College and BGS 

Externally funded projects

Groundwater Resilience & Community Engagement
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Oct 202131 Mar 2027DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)

Groundwater flooding has seen the lowest levels of investment, action and consideration by risk management authorities compared with the focus of attention seen by fluvial and coastal and more recently surface water flooding. Yet, the impacts of groundwater flooding can be more devastating and severe than from other sources. The flooding can last for weeks or even months, which results in very high social and economic impacts. Groundwater flooding typically affects isolated pockets of communities and often fails to qualify for standard resilience measures and schemes. In addition to the considerable damage and distress to people and communities, structural damage to buildings and roads tends to result from the prolonged inundation. Drainage and sewer networks are soon overwhelmed, with ingress into foul sewers leading to contaminated water and people unable to use toilets, showers etc for long periods of time. The likely increase of groundwater flooding due to climate change adds to the problem. As with many other areas of the country, in the unconfined chalk aquifers of the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downs there are significant areas of groundwater flood risk. These 35 catchments, covering 180+ communities and 70,000 properties known to be at risk, are highlighted in the map found in Appendix 1. Whilst the area is broadly understood however, the detail of knowledge and understanding of groundwater flood risk is limited. This is illustrated by the very limited or entire lack of mapping and modelling, and the knock-on effect of this is that there is no coordinated response or preparation. There is no flood warning system in place for groundwater flooding in these areas. This makes it very difficult for communities to prepare for, or then recover from, flooding. Traditional engineered flood schemes are also generally difficult to justify due to the often dispersed and infrequent nature of the floods. A move towards an adaptive approach that builds resilience in communities is therefore needed. The dispersed nature of the communities impacted leads to lack of cohesion and support between impacted communities. In addition to the considerable damage and distress to people and communities, structural damage to buildings and roads tends to result from the prolonged inundation. Drainage and sewer networks are soon overwhelmed, with ingress into foul sewers leading to contaminated water and people unable to use toilets, showers etc for long periods of time. The likely increase of groundwater flooding due to climate change adds to the problem. The similarly dispersed nature of the communities also leads to a lack of cohesion and mutual support.

The Next Frontier of Climate Policy: Joining the Dots of Bricks, Trade and Embodied Emissions from Cambodia and Bangladesh to the UK
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Apr 202030 Jun 2021ESRC Economic and Social Research Council

The project employs a three part methodology: 1. Stage one of the proposed project will be to work with the Brick Development Association and its constituent members to trace the supply chains involved in the importation of bricks from Bangladesh. Having established one or more complete brick supply chains, the PI, Laurie Parsons, will work with UK based expert in embodied emissions, Dr. Alice Moncaster and US based expert in brick kiln emissions, Dr. Sarath Guttikunda, in order to accurately assess and scale up the carbon footprint of brick imports from Bangladesh. Further work will seek to establish also the carbon footprint of brick imports from India, China and Pakistan. 2. During stage 2, Ricardo Safra de Campos, co-investigator of the grant and expert in environment and migration in Bangladesh, will visit the vicinity of the brick kiln identified in stage 1, in order to assess the human and environmental impact of the brick industry in the target area. This period of fieldwork will involve work both inside the identified brick kiln and in the wider community in order to assess the labour rights of brick kiln workers and the role in destabilising adaptation and the sustainability of local agriculture. 3. The final part of the project’s method will be to build upon previous work undertaken in the Blood Bricks project (by Parsons, PI) in order to understand the role of UK investment in the Cambodian construction industry as a whole. A noted site of environmental and human rights issues, including modern slavery (Brickell et al., 2018; Boyd et al., 2018), this final work package will work with Inclusive Development International, an NGO specialising in tracing investment chains, in order to discern the role of UK investment in the brick industry and construction more broadly.

Review of embodied impacts of concrete in buildings
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead09 Aug 201930 Sep 2019The Whitbybird Foundation

Team Alice Moncaster (project lead) Open University, UK Jane Anderson (lead author) Consultant Additional collaborators (in alphabetical order): Harpa Birgisdottir, Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University, Denmark Tim Forman, University of Cambridge, UK Peter Guthrie, University of Cambridge, UK Tove Malmqvist, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Freja Nygaard Rasmussen, Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University, Denmark Francesco Pomponi, Edinburgh Napier University, UK Project outline An initial systematic review will collate and critique the available evidence on the embodied carbon impacts of concrete, including cement and its alternatives, aggregate, sand, admixtures and water, and their transport on to manufacturers and to site. We will consider the total energy (primary and secondary, renewable and non-renewable) required to produce cement alongside its embodied carbon. The second part of the research will examine the global use of concrete in buildings, including a review of industry practices and reports, while the third part will look at the impact of different boundary conditions in whole life carbon calculations for concrete, and the interactions between operational and embodied impacts. Three journal publications are planned as well as an industry briefing paper.

Publications

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)
Wise, Freya; Jones, Derek and Moncaster, Alice
Journal of Architectural Conservation ((Early Access))


Retention not demolition: how heritage thinking can inform carbon reduction (2021)
Baker, Hannah; Moncaster, Alice; Remøy, Hilde and Wilkinson, Sara
Journal of Architectural Conservation ((Early Access))


Social value, infrastructure and stakeholder engagement: a complex triangle (2021)
Fitton, Sarah and Moncaster, Alice
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability ((Early Access))


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.; Balouktsi, M.; Seo, S.; Oka, T.; Lützkendorf, T. and Malmqvist, T.
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)


Circularity in the built environment – a call for a paradigm shift (2020)
Malmqvist, Tove; Moncaster, Alice; Rasmussen, Freja and Birgisdottir, Harpa
In: Brandão, M; Lazarevic, D and Finnveden, G eds. Handbook of the Circular Economy
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


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)


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)


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


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


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