Personal profile

Overview

Emeka serves in roles, such as: (1) Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of Hertfordshire; (2) Honorary Secretary of the CIBSE Minority Ethnic Groups Panel (https://www.cibsejournal.com/general/new-committee-heralds-more-inclusive-cibse/); (3) Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Mentor to Engineering Leaders Scholarships Scheme Students; (4) Carbon Bites Officer of the CIBSE Energy Performance Group (https://www.cibse.org/get-involved/special-interest-groups/energy-performance-group/carbon-bites); (5) Academy of Urbanism Mentor to Young Urbanists; (6) Doctor of Engineering Researcher; and (7) Fellow of the Leeds Sustainability Institute (https://www.cibsejournal.com/archive/PDFs/CIBSE-Journal-2017-12.pdf).

 

Emeka is a recipient of qualifications, such as: (1) Academic qualifications that include Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S.) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.); (2) Teaching certificates that include Project Supervising, Module Marking, Module Tutoring, Module Leading, and The Advance HE Teaching Excellence Programme, which is aligned with the UKPSF Descriptor 3; and (3) Professional qualifications that include Member of Institution of Environmental Sciences (MIEnvSc), Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (MASHRAE), Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Chartered Scientist (CSci), Fellow of Forum for the Built Environment (FFB), Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), and Academician of Academy of Urbanism (AoU).

 

Emeka's areas of interest include: (1) Building Energy, Environmental Assessment Certification, Virtual Environment and Simulation (BEEACVES) Tools; (2) Building Performance Evaluation; (3) Building Services Engineering; (4) Energy Certification Compliance; (5) Energy Efficiency; (6) RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge Targets and Sustainable Outcome Metrics; (7) RIBA Plan of Work 2020; (8) Sustainable Architecture; (9) Sustainable Built Healthcare Environments; (10) Sustainable Construction; and (11) Urban Sustainability of Public Buildings.

 

Emeka's appointments have included: (1) Mentorships; (2) Working Group Memberships; (3) Module Leaderships; (4) Teaching Fellowship; (5) Tutorship; (6) Directorships; (7) Committee Memberships; (8) Board Memberships; (9) School Governorship; (10) Panel Memberships; (11) Editorial Board Memberships; (12) Fellowships; (13) Editorships; (14) Scientific Committee Memberships; (15) Chairpersonships; (16) Visiting Professorship; and (17) Work Package Leaderships.

 

Emeka learns to listen, listens to learn, and he has been an apprentice to Greats, such as his Retired Professor and Head of Department Dad, Senior Nursing Sister Mum, Family, Friends, Colleagues, Students and Mentees. These experiences with his support network have helped him apply lessons learnt in his service, for example, as a RAEng Mentor and as an AoU Mentor, and in other roles.

 

Emeka is humbled to be a recipient of honours and awards, such as: (1) Research, Innovation, Sustainability, Enterprise (RISE) Awards 2022 Highly Commended Award for Building Consultancy and Surveying, and Chairs Commendation for Outstanding Work in Building and Surveying - Energy; (2) 2022 RIBA Regional Awards Jury Panel Member and Sustainability Expert; (3) 2021 Academy of Urbanism Urban Thinker Awards Assessment Panel Member; (4) RISE Awards 2021 Highly Commended Award for Field and Laboratory Research; (5) CIBSE Role Model (www.cibseblog.co.uk/2021/03/cibse-role-models-emeka-efe-osaji.html); (6) Inclusion as a Climate Change Expert at UK Universities Climate Network; (7) RISE Awards 2019 Highly Commended Award for Knowledge Transfer; (8) Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference Proceedings description of his work as the first independent synthesis of Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and Advisory Report (AR) Local Government compliance in Northern England; (9) CIBSE Journal description of his work as the first independent synthesis of UK Central Government compliance with DECs and ARs; (10) City of Wolverhampton Council Thank You for his contribution to the one-council approach to increased pupil outcomes; (11) Energy Globe World Award for Sustainability First-Ever Ambassador to UK, Top Ambassador, and Silver Badge of Honour and Insignia; (12) RTKL Thank You for his Expertise in the Development of ‘The DART’ Performance-Driven Design Tool; and (13) Importance to Society Award.

 

Emeka has Authored/Edited/Presented/Published: (1) Book Chapters; (2) Carbon Bites; (3) Journal Articles; (4) Conference Proceedings; (5) Video Webinars; (6) Keynotes; (7) Reports; (8) Poetry; and (9) Award-Winning Posters. Some are the first-ever synthesis of key data. Emeka was also a Guest Editor of the Journal of Building Performance Simulation 3(3) special issue, entitled “The Role of Building Performance Simulation in the Optimization of Healthcare Building Design”, which is available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tbps20/3/3

 

External positions

Inaugural Honorary Secretary of the CIBSE Minority Ethnic Groups Panel, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

11 Jul 2022 → …

Royal Academy of Engineering Mentor to Students from the Engineering Leaders Scholarships (ELS) Scheme, Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE)

9 Jun 2022 → …

CIBSE Energy Performance Group Carbon Bites Officer and Website Coordinator, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

20 Apr 2022 → …

2022 RIBA Regional Awards Jury Panel Member and Sustainability Expert, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

13 Jan 202228 Apr 2022

Academy of Urbanism Mentor to Young Urbanists in the Young Urbanist Mentoring Scheme, Academy of Urbanism

29 Jul 2021 → …

RIBA North West Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

18 Nov 202031 Aug 2021

Treasurer of the CIBSE Energy Performance Group, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

9 Jul 201920 Apr 2022

Director of Carbon Bites at the CIBSE Energy Performance Group, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

9 Jul 201920 Apr 2022

Technical Assessor for the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

24 Nov 20166 Dec 2017

ASHRAE Technical Committee Member on Buildings Environmental Impacts and Sustainability, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

13 May 201613 May 2018

Editorial Team Member of Academy of Urbanism Journal (Here & Now), Academy of Urbanism (AoU) Journal Here & Now

8 Apr 2016Apr 2019

Fellow of the Leeds Sustainability Institute , Leeds Beckett University

18 Feb 2016 → …

Design Review Panel Member, Design Review Panel

23 Jul 2015 → …

Editorial Board Member of the Infrastructure Asset Management International Journal, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

1 Nov 2013 → …

Editorial Board Member of aecKnowledge, aecKnowledge

10 Aug 2013 → …

Board Member of IBPSA-England, International Building Performance Simulation Association England (IBPSA-England)

13 Feb 201214 Jan 2017