Dr Paul Gerard Tuohy


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Has expertise in:

    • Advanced buildings and building systems
    • Comfort and behaviour of people in buildings
    • Smart sustainable communities
    • Low and zero carbon technologies
    • Integration of Storage in Low Carbon Buildings and Districts
    • Design support, performance analysis, modelling, monitoring and POE
    • Renewables
    • Building regulations
    • Ecovillages
    • Passive House Design
    • Energy Systems


PhD Thesis: Strategies for low carbon buildings: Assessment of design options and translation of design intent into performance in practice. University of Strathclyde, 2013.
MSc: Energy Systems and the Environment. Thesis: Sustainable Housing. University of Strathclyde. 2004.
MSc: Design and Manufacture of Microelectronic Systems. Thesis: Realistic worsts cast parameter sets for circuit simulation. University of Edinburgh. 1986.
BSc Hons. Applied Physics. University of Strathclyde. 1983.


Towards a synthesized critique of forest-based 'carbon fix' strategies
Vian Jessica Enara, Garvey Brian, Tuohy Paul Gerard
Climate Resilience and Sustainability Vol 2 (2023)
An enhanced virtual power plant for flexibility services into a local area (including EV's)
Howorth Gary, Kockar Ivana, Tuohy Paul, Bingham John
CIRED Porto Workshop 2022, pp. 1412 (2022)
An enhanced virtual power plant for flexibility services into a local area (including EVs)
Howorth Gary, Kockar Ivana, Tuohy Paul, Bingham John
CIRED Porto Workshop 2022, pp. 1412 (2022)
Planning level sizing of heat pumps and hot water tanks incorporating model predictive control and future electricity tariffs
Lyden Andrew, Tuohy Paul Gerard
Energy Vol 238 (2022)
Hydro–connected floating PV renewable energy system and onshore wind potential in Zambia
Nyoni Kumbuso Joshua, Maronga Anesu, Tuohy Paul Gerard, Shane Agabu
Energies Vol 14 (2021)
PyLESA : a Python modelling tool for planning-level local, integrated, and smart energy systems analysis
Lyden Andrew, Flett Graeme, Tuohy Paul G
SoftwareX Vol 14 (2021)

More publications

Research interests

  • Impact of occupant comfort and behaviour on energy use.
  • Renewable energy integration in buildings, communities and micro-grids.
  • Integration of Energy Storage in Low Carbon Buildings and Districts.
  • Future building performance, standards and regulations.
  • Building industry design process and zero defect performance in practice.
  • Building and systems performance simulation.
  • Buildings, systems and controls optimisation.
  • Passive buildings, EU Passivhaus standards.
  • Model Predictive Control of Solar Thermal Systems.
  • Microelectronic systems.

Professional activities

100% Renewable Energy Systems Masterplanning and Modelling for the £24.5M East Ayrshire Growth Deal 'National Energy Research Demonstrator (NERD)'
Absurdity of Biofuels and the 100% Renewable Future Energy System
Social Innovation Systems for Building Resilient Communities

More professional activities


GigaWattHour Subsurface Thermal Energy storAge: Engineered structures and legacy Mine shafts: STEaM
Shipton, Zoe (Principal Investigator) Burnside, Neil (Co-investigator) Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Co-investigator) Yang, Shangtong (Co-investigator) Johnson, Gareth (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024
Assessment of long and short term thermal energy storage in flooded coal mines
Burnside, Neil (Principal Investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Co-investigator) Whittington, Daniel (Post Grad Student)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
Environmental monitoring: National Core Transmission Study (Phase 2)
Sharpe, Tim (Principal Investigator) McGill, Grainne (Co-investigator) Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
Research to identify if changes to guidance in Standard 3.14 Ventilation in 2015 have been effective in improving ventilation and indoor air quality
Sharpe, Tim (Principal Investigator) Howieson, Stirling (Co-investigator) McElroy, Lori (Co-investigator) McGill, Grainne (Co-investigator) Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Co-investigator)
Scottish Governement Tender response (consultancyu services)
18-Jan-2021 - 26-Jan-2022
National Core Study: Covid Transmission (Building a resilient future by understanding the environmental and transmission risk factors related to SARS-CoV-2 (Covid 19)
Sharpe, Tim (Principal Investigator) McGill, Grainne (Co-investigator) Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
SIES 2022: Smart Integrated Energy Systems: Enhanced Virtual Power Plant VPP+ Energy Pool Intergration for Local and Regional Resistance
Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Kockar, Ivana (Co-investigator)
14-Jan-2019 - 14-Jan-2022

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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