Orlaith McGinley
PhD Student
Postgraduate Student
NUI Galway
NUI Galway

Orlaith graduated with First-Class Honours Bachelors degree in Project and Construction Management from NUIG. The research projects undertaken during my undergraduate studies, including my Thesis entitled ‘Retrofitting of Existing Buildings to Improve Comfort and Reduce Energy Consumption’ and the ‘Galway City Council Retrofit Project’, have driven my passion for research within the area of energy in the built environment.

My research interests include the maximisation of building energy efficiency benefits, within an economic, social and environmental context, and in particular, the role of the occupant in such.

Orlaith’s PhD project will focus on the maximization of building energy efficiency benefits, within an economic, social and environmental context, and study the influence of occupant behaviour, perceptions and interactions within buildings.