Mark Gillott, Professor of Sustainable Building Design, has over 28 years’ experience in low carbon sustainable energy technologies and sustainable building design. He is the Head of Department at the University of Nottingham’s Department of Architecture and Built Environment and the Deputy Head of the Buildings, Energy & Environment Research Group. He is the research and project manager for the multi-award winning Creative Energy Homes low/zero carbon housing project which incorporates a novel consumer-prosumer 4th Generation low temperature heat network and an electricity micro-grid. These community energy systems utilise and demonstrate solar and heat pump technologies, community energy stores and demand side management technologies. Through this project he has designed, constructed and monitored the performance of some of the UK’s first whole house retrofits and ‘Code for Sustainable Homes’ level 4 and 6 (zero carbon) homes.
He project managed the design and construction of the UK entry to the International Solar Decathlon Competition in 2010, a Zero Carbon Volumetric modular off-site manufactured solar powered home. He was the lead academic on the Innovate UK £6 million project Sustainable Community Energy Networks SCENe and is project managing the £3 million UK Energy Research Accelerator Community Energy Demonstrator at the £180 million Nottingham Trent Basin sustainable housing development of low carbon homes. This scheme operates under a new community energy business model and incorporate Europe’s largest community energy battery and onsite solar PV. He is currently CI on the EPSRC funded £36 million ISCF/EPSRC ‘Active Building Centre’ research consortium.