Senior Lecturer; Course Director, BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering
Telephone:020 7815 7250
School/Division:Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Prior to joining London South Bank University, Jennifer Hardi was a senior sustainability consultant for BRE, specialising in refurbishment and sustainable design consultation, BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes and Passivhaus. She co-authored and project managed a number of BRE Information Papers and various EST technical publications.
Jennifer won a Merit Award at the Chartered Institute of Building’s 2015 International Innovation and Research Awards.
Jennifer has been actively involved in various judging panels including Green Gown Awards (EAUC) in 2010 and 2011, and Sustainability Housing Awards (Inside Housing) in 2011 and 2012.
Between September 2012 and September 2013, Jennifer was seconded as Business Innovation Manager to Adapt CBE at University of East Anglia. She was involved in developing close links between industry, research and academia to encourage increased technology transfer and open innovation. She was also responsible for delivering technical seminars and authoring technical briefing papers.
Jennifer has delivered talks at various main conferences and seminars, including Ecobuild China in 2012, Ecobuild UK in 2011 and 2012, the CIBSE annual conference, the CIBSE technical session, and the Greenbuild Expo.
Jennifer is also a STEMNET Ambassador.
Prior to her appointment with BRE, Jennifer was a research assistant and lecturer for the Built Environment Department at the University of Brighton and City College Brighton and Hove. She was awarded an MPhil in Environment Technology in January 2009 for her thesis work in assessing the embodied transport energy of prefabricated timber wall panelling unit and gained a First Class honours degree in Architectural Technology in 2004.
Jennifer Hardi is Course Director for BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering and BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology. She also teaches on our BA Architecture, Surveying, Commercial Management and Property Management as well as MA and MSc courses.
Her teaching modules include the following:
- Supporting Studies (AUTOCAD) (BSc Construction Management; BSc Commercial Management, BSc Surveying, BSc Architectural Technology, BSc Property Management, HnC Construction)
- Architecture: Integrated Technology and the Environment (BA Architecture)
- Architectural Engineering Design Principles with Structures (BSc Architectural Engineering)
- Architectural Design and Technology 1 (BSc Architectural Technology)
- Sustainable Construction and the Environment (BSc Property Management, BSc Surveying)
- Project Appraisal and Cost Control (BSc Surveying, Quantity Surveying: Commercial Management)
- Architectural Design Project (BSc Architectural Technology)
- Architectural Design Procedures (BSc Architectural Technology)
- Architectural Design and Technology 2 (BSc Architectural Technology)
- Sustainable Construction and the Environment (BSc Construction Management , BSc Commercial Management, BSc Architectural Technology)
- Research project (BSc Architectural Technology, BSc Construction Management, BSc Commercial Management, BSc Property Management, BSc Architectural Technology)
- Architectural Practice Management (BSc Architectural Technology)
- Professional practice and design economics (PGDip Architecture)
- Use and Performance of Building (MSc Building Surveying)
- Project Evaluation (MSc/PGDip Quantity Surveying)
- BIM collaborative work (involving various students from various courses across the department)
Jennifer Hardi's research interests include: architecture design technology, environmental assessment method, Building Information Modelling, Life Cycle Assessment, sustainable urban planning and energy efficiency in buildings.
She is actively involved in linking the professional industry and academia for research activities, CPDs, and knowledge transfer partnership.
She was recently invited to participate in the Indonesia – UK Researcher Workshop run by the British Council, Loughborough University and Institut Teknology Bandung between 24-27 March 2014. She is a founding member of the UK-Indonesia Researcher Network, which aims to develop sustained collaboration between UK and Indonesian researchers and to actively disseminate research findings in the arena of sustainable buildings and infrastructure.
Jennifer was awarded an MPhil in Environment Technology in January 2009 for her thesis work in assessing the embodied transport energy of a prefabricated timber wall panelling unit.
Between September 2012 and September 2013, Jennifer has also been seconded as the Business Innovation Manager to Adapt CBE at University of East Anglia (UEA) for a year honorary contract. Her role at UEA involves developing close links between industry, research and academia especially in terms of sustainability, BREEAM and Passivhaus to encourage increased technology transfer and open innovation. As part of her role in providing technical expertise within the secondment, she was also responsible for delivering various seminars and authoring various technical briefing papers for Adapt CBE.
Most recent publications
Hardi, J Case study: lessons learned from Building Information Modelling (BIM) extracurricular activity organised for architecture, engineering and construction students with a UK university. In: RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015, 8-10 July 2015, Sydney, Australia.
Hardi, J and Pittard, S If BIM is the solution, what is the problem? A review of the benefits, challenges and key drivers in BIM implementation within the UK construction industry. Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal and Valuation, 3. 366-373.
Hardi, J and Parsons, C Cost of Building to Passivhaus Standard [Briefing Paper 008]. technical_report. Centre for the Built Environment, Norwich.
Hardi, J and Ball, C Lighting strategy for Norwich Research Park Enterprise Centre ( briefing Paper 007 ). project_report. University of East Anglia, CBE, Norwich.
McNamara, M and Hardi, J NRP Enterprise Centre - The use of local timber materials. technical_report. University of East Anglia, Centre for the Built Environment, Norwich.
Hardi, J and McNamara, M NRP Enterprise Centre: The use of local timber materials (briefing Paper 006). project_report. University of East Anglia, CBE, Norwich.
Hardi, J Briefing Paper 04: Introduction to Passivhaus. technical_report. University of East Anglia, Centre for the Built Environment, Norwich.
Hardi, J and Clear, C and Thorne, A BRE Information Paper (IP 24/12): Sustainable Strategies for Healthcare Estates: Lessons from University College London Hospitals. technical_report. BRE Electronic Publications,
Hardi, J and Ingham, MD Briefing Paper 002: Ventilation and the effect of residents behaviour within Passivhaus dwellings. technical_report. University of East Anglia, Norwich.More publications at LSBU Research Open
MCIAT (Chartered member of Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology)
- Founding member of British Council UK-Indonesia Researcher Network
- Member of the CIAT Research Group
- Editorial panel for the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal and Valuation
- Peer reviewer of various international journals associated with sustainable buildings and infrastructures
- STEMNET Ambassador