Joe Clarke is the Director of the Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) and BRE Centre of Excellence in Energy Utilisation at the University of Strathclyde.
research is focused on the role that energy systems simulation can play in helping to reduce energy demand, accelerate the take-up of renewable energy technologies, mitigate environmental impacts and improve human well-being.
A major element of his
research involves the development and dissemination of software tools for energy systems simulation, and the application of these in design, research and policy contexts.
is the progenitor of the ESP-r building simulation software, which is now used in research and design contexts worldwide; his
book 'Energy Simulation in Building Design' is in its second edition.
He is a founder member and past President of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, and recipient of distinguished service awards from the Royal Society (for 'The development of the EC reference energy model and its dissemination through an innovative energy design advisory service'), the World Renewable Energy Network (for 'Contributions to the promotion of renewable energy'), and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (for 'substantial contributions to the field').
He is Associate Editor for J. Building and Environment and Editorial Board Member for several Journals including J. Buildings Performance Simulation.