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Dr. Derek Sinnott BE MSc PhD MIEI

Title:

Senior Lecturer

School/ Department:

Engineering - Department of Built Environment

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+353 0 51306352

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My Biography

Head of Department of the Built Environment

Research Supervisor (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level)

Research

Wales Ireland Network for Innovative Photovoltaic Technologies (WIN-IPT)
INTERREG 4A Value 1.7million Euro. (Waterford IT) January 2012 – December 2014

WIN-IPT is designed to promote the development of innovation and to enhance business opportunities for SMEs who are working in the area of Photovoltaic Technologies.  Specifically WIN-IPT will provide direct R&D support to develop:
• Self powered wireless sensors for Building Energy Management and Control Functions
• Self Powered Lighting and Display Technologies for Building Navigation
• Development of manufacturing processes to improve the yield and performance of printed photovoltaic devices

Effectiveness of Energy Efficient Upgrading of Social Housing (Trinity College Dublin)
The study aims to assess the impact that energy efficiency upgrade measures have on real energy use and occupant comfort levels in the buildings and propose targets and technical specifications for the development of cost optimal process for achieving ’very low energy’ buildings.
One of the main project objectives is to:
Develop and implement a real time monitoring system and measure energy consumption before and after retrofitting and compare with predicated energy use models

Publications

Journal

Kinnane, O., Sinnott, D. and Turner, W. (2016). Evaluation of passive ventilation provision in domestic housing retrofit. Submitted to Buildings and Environment.

Sinnott, D. (2016). Dwelling airtightness: A socio-technical evaluation in an Irish context. Building and Environment, 95, 264-271.

Sinnott, D. and M. Dyer (2012). 'Air-tightness field data for dwellings in Ireland', Building and Environment, 51(0), pp 269-275.

Sinnott, D. and West, R. P. (2008) Keg impact damage to fibre-reinforced paving flags. Proceedings of ICE, Structures and Buildings, Volume 161, Issue: SB1, pp. 1-10.

Book Chapters

Sinnott, D., Phelan, P. and Kinnane, O. (2016) Energy advice and promotion supports to community groups. In: COST Action TU110 - Smart Energy Regions – Skills, knowledge, training and supply chains. Cardiff:  Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, pp. 82 - 86, ISBN: 978-1-899895-21-2.

Kinnane, O., Grey, T. and Sinnott, D. (2016) Low carbon adaptable home. In: COST Action TU110 - Smart Energy Regions – Skills, knowledge, training and supply chains. Cardiff:  Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, pp. 171 - 175, ISBN: 978-1-899895-21-2.

Kinnane, O. and Sinnott, D. (2014). Ireland.  In: Jones, P. et al. eds. Smart Energy Regions.  Cardiff:  Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, pp. 113 -124, ISBN - 978-1-899895-14-4.

Conference

Kinnane, O., Sinnott, D. and Turner, W. (2016). Occupant discomfort due to background passive ventilation. International Conference of Sustainable Built Environment, Hamburg, Germany.

Kinnane, O., Sinnott, D. and Turner, W. Grey, T. (2016). Natural Ventilation in Retrofit and New Dwellings: A Pan European Assessment. Proceedings of the international conference 'Smart Energy Regions', 11th and 12th February 2016, Cardiff UK

Shannon, A. and Sinnott, D. (2015). Post Occupancy Evaluation of a low rise social housing complex following energy retrofit and refurbishment project in Ireland. WEENTECH Proceedings in Energy: Global Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development. Coventry: World Energy and Environment Technology Ltd., pp.186-189, ISBN: 978-0-9932795-0-8.

Sinnott, D. and Dyer, M. (2013) Airtightness and Ventilation of Social Housing in Ireland – A review of Field Measurements and Occupant Perspectives Pre- and Post- Retrofit. IN:  34th AIVC Energy Conservation Technologies for Mitigation and adaption in the Built Environment: the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials, 25-26 September, Athens, Greece.

Barron, J. and Sinnott, D. (2013) Energy Use in Existing Dwellings: An Ethnographic Study of Domestic Energy Use Patterns in Ireland, IN: Proceedings of CLIMA 2013 - 11th REHVA World Congress and the 8th International Conference on IAQVEC, June 16 – 19, 2013 Prague, Czech Republic. pp. 5928 – 5937.

Sinnott, D. and Thomas, K. (2012) Integrating Sustainability into Civil Engineering Education: Curriculum Development & Implementation. 4th International Symposium for Engineering Education, 2012, The University of Sheffield, UK

Sinnott, D. and Dyer, M. (2012) ‘Energy Monitoring Programme for Social Housing in Ireland: Pre- and Post- Retrofitting, IN: Retrofit 2012, 24 – 26 January, Salford, Manchester, UK.

Sinnott, D. and Dyer, M. (2011) ‘Airtightness of Dwellings in Ireland: Design, Workmanship and Control’, In COBRA 2011 Proc. of the RICS Foundation Construction and Building Research Conference, 12 – 13 September, Salford, Manchester, UK.

McDonnell, A and Sinnott, D (2010) Barriers and enablers to energy efficient retrofitting of dwellings in Ireland. In: Egbu, C (Ed.), 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, Leeds. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 1437-46.

West, R. P. and Sinnott, D. (2008) Residual Strength of Fibre-Reinforced Paving Flags Damaged by Impact. 7th International Congress. Concrete: Constructions Sustainable Options, 8-10 July 2008, Dundee, Scotland, UK.