The Centre For Future Homes

Green Housing

Helping organisations create better homes with the latest research

Are you a developer or housing provider? Birmingham City University’s Centre for Future Homes helps organisations explore robust, scalable and sustainable solutions to general housing issues using the latest academic research. Through using evaluating models and design tools, the Centre provides sustainable and cost-effective solutions.

What is the Centre For Future Homes?

The Centre For Future Homes is a research group consisting of Birmingham City University academics, focused on helping organisations to measure and improve their building outputs.

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Monitoring and Post-occupancy evaluation service

The Centre provides developers and housing providers with an independent service evaluating the performance of their homes – using a package of sensor and occupant interviews. This work analyses how effectively new and refurbished homes are operating including how occupants experience them. This enables better decisions to be made and suitable improvements to be adopted.


  • Improved building practices providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
  • The group applies the latest research to create ‘living labs’ that accurately help organisations apply changes to their building methods and practices.
  • The group uses the latest equipment including infrared cameras, u value sensors, electricity circuit sub-metering, indoor environmental quality sensors, thermal comfort sensors, water metering and ventilation anemometers to provide state-of-the-art results.
  • Any work with the organisation supports the development of further research and engages students in employability opportunities.

Our People

  • Professor David Boyd
  • Dr Monica Mateo-Garcia
  • Visiting Professor Mike Leonard
  • Mohammed Barre
  • Dr Elham Del Zendeh Soumeh Sarei
  • Dr Rebecca Collins
  • Dr Andy Lim
  • Dr Florimond Gueniat
  • Dr Matthew Jones
  • Dr Damilola Ekundayo
  • Dr Steven McCabe
  • Sue Johnson
  • Roger Wall
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Interested in discovering how the Centre can help your organisation make its building solutions more cost-effective and sustainable?

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