Prof. Despina Serghides, The Cyprus University

 Prof. Despina Serghides, The Cyprus University

Presentation topic

Benchmarking towards zero energy hospitals – a case study in Cyprus 


Prof. Despina Serghides is Adjunct Professor at the Cyprus Institute (CyI), at the Sustainable Built Environment Unit. She is the project leader of several European projects.

Her research focuses on the field of bioclimatic architecture, sustainable cities, Zero energy buildings, energy efficient building design for sustainability and comfort. In the early 90s the results of her research for “Zero Energy for the Cyprus House” hit the headlines of the Cyprus press, and were reported internationally.

The architectural design and concepts of her research have been presented and discussed at international congresses, forums and conferences and most of it has been published in international scientific journals and proceedings. She is the honorary president of ISES-Cyprus for which she served as the president for 30 years and she was honoured with many professional awards and offices internationally.

Up until September 2015, she was Professor of Bioclimatic Architecture and the Built Environment, at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). She obtained her Doctorate, her Master (AAGRAD) in “Architecture, Energy & Environment”, her Diploma (AADipl.) in Architecture, RIBA and Post-graduate studies in Planning from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) London, UK.

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