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Dr Alice Moncaster

Professional biography

Following a degree in Engineering from Cambridge, my career started in the construction industry working as part of interdisciplinary design teams, first on civils infrastructure projects and later on structural building projects. 

Becoming increasingly concerned about the poor progress towards sustainability in the built environment, I wrote a research proposal exploring ‘sustainable’ schools, and was awarded EPSRC doctoral funding at the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA . At the same time I was offered a research post at the University of Cambridge Centre for Sustainable Development. I stayed at Cambridge for 9 years, including roles as Director and Deputy Director of the masters programme ‘Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment’ (IDBE), Director of Studies for Engineering and Fellow at Newnham College, and establishing and leading the research group ‘Cambridge University Built Environment Sustainability’ (CUBES).

In 2017 I moved to the Open University as a Senior Lecturer. At the OU I have instigated and lead the Built Environment research cluster, and lead my own research group in Built Environment Sustainability and Resilience. I am the University Lead for Sustainability within the Open Societal Challenges research programme. I continue to work towards the achievement of a sustainable, resilient and near-to-zero-carbon built environment.

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 adaptation for future climates, including reducing risks from flooding, over-heating, and urban air quality. As well as technical research, I explore the socio-technical practices and processes of design and construction and urban planning, and the role of  community engagement in effective approaches to sustainable built environments. 

I am currently the UK expert working with over 70 international partners 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 am the PI for the OU’s partnership in the £7m Defra-funded project GRACEGroundwater Resilience and Community Engagement, led by Buckinghamshire County Council. Projects recently completed 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 Francesco Pomponi at Edinburgh Napier and Catherine de Wolf, now at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. I am currently co-editing the new international Routledge Handbook of Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment with Rahman Azari at Penn State University, US.

I am currently supervising the following PhD students:

  • Claude Nsobya (Defra/Bucks Council), building community resilience to groundwater flooding (co-supervisor Karen Potter)
  • Meng-Chin Tsai (School of Engineering & Innovation Scholarship), urban greening and heat resilience (lead supervisor Leslie Mabon)
  • 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)
  • 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 decisions (co-supervisors Derek Jones and Robin Roy)
  • 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)).

Teaching interests

I am the lead author of Part 3: Heating, cooling and sustainabiilty in T229 Mechanical Engineering Heat and Flow,   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.  

I'm currently leading a funded scholarship project to assess the inclusivity of online group projects for engineering students, based on the assessed group project developed for T229 Part 3.

I am module chair for the postgraduate course T868 Environmental monitoring and protection. 

I have previously worked on first level (T194) and second level (T272) engineering modules, and as a tutor for T176 Practical Engineering Activity PV Energy.

From 2018-21 I was the Academic Lead for our Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in ‘Transforming Engineering Culture’.

In my previous role at Cambridge I was the Director and Deputy Director for the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) 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 member 

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

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

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

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 member

2014-date                Equilibrium Network, Founding member and steering group 

2012-date                Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd, Associate

Externally funded projects

Groundwater Resilience & Community Engagement (GRACE) Studentship
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Oct 202230 Sep 2026DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)

GRACE (Groundwater Resilience and Community Engagement) is a £7.37m project funded by Defra and led by Buckinghamshire Council, running from April 2021-March 2027. Groundwater flooding can be devastating - harder to predict, longer lasting and more invasive than either fluvial or sea flooding. The project will explore and trial innovative approaches to managing groundwater flooding, particularly in the chalk stream areas of the Chilterns. The innovations are both technical, including novel monitoring approaches and developing nature based solutions (NBS), and social, working closely with local communities to increase two-way understanding of the problems and resilience. The OU team will work with Bucks Council and the 25 other project partners to understand how the interface between community engagement and technical innovations will deliver greater benefits and social value.'

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

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, embodied energy and renewable energy: a review of Environmental Product Declarations (2022)
Anderson, Jane and Moncaster, Alice
Structures and Buildings (Proceedings of the ICE) ((Accepted Manuscript Online))


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)


Trading disaster: Containers and container thinking in the production of climate precarity (2022)
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 ((Early access))


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.; 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


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)


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)


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