Dr Christopher Jensen
Lecturer, The University of Melbourne
Chris is the lecturer at The University of Melbourne. He joined the faculty from industry bringing extensive experience as a sustainability consultant on a wide range of projects including commercial Greenstar rated office buildings, energy modelling in Antarctica and overshadowing of super-tall buildings. His research interests include the impact of solar, daylight and shading of facades and the opportunities for sustainable construction, often with reference to European trends and systems.
His recent research is focussed on the impacts and design solutions required to address extreme weather events that are increasing in frequency and intensity globally. Applied research addresses the overheating of buildings during heatwaves and the effectiveness of retrofit solutions such as heat reflecting cool roof coatings.