Dr Danielle Densley Tingley

Danielle Densley Tingley

Lecturer in Architectural Engineering

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5057
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700
Email: :d.densleytingley@sheffield.ac.uk

Qualifications

MEng, PhD

Profile

Danielle’s research focuses on reducing the whole life carbon of the built environment; particularly through the use of design for deconstruction and material reuse, material substitution and material efficiency. She is interested in the use of life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, applied urban metabolism and industrial ecology as methods to understand and reduce the material impacts of the built environment. As well as developing her own work in these fields, Danielle is currently working with Martin Mayfield to develop the University’s activities in UKCRIC.

Her previous roles have included leading the work on material efficiency in construction in the UK INDEMAND Centre at the University of Cambridge; where she worked with industry to understand the practical challenges and opportunities of reducing material demand in the built environment. She has also worked on the multi-disciplinary BIG Energy Upgrade Project at the University of Sheffield, exploring the environmental impacts of external wall insulation, advising partner Local Authorities on best practice retrofit.

Danielle’s PhD was in design for deconstruction and material reuse – specifically exploring the embodied carbon benefits of this strategy. During the course of her PhD she developed a web-tool, Sakura, to allow designers to quantify the embodied energy and carbon benefits of designing their own projects for deconstruction. Danielle’s undergraduate degree was in Structural Engineering and Architecture.

Journal Publications

  • J7: Cooper, S., Skelton, A., Owen, A., Densley Tingley, D., Allwood, J. Accepted, in press. A multi-method approach for analysing the potential employment impacts of material efficiency. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
  • J6: Rogers, J.G., Cooper, S. J. G., Cooper, S., Densley Tingley, D., Braithwaite, N., M Moreno, M., Rodrigues, A., Salvia, G. Accepted, in press. Product renovation and shared ownership: sustainable routes to satisfying the world’s growing demand for goods. AIMS Energy
  • J5: Densley Tingley, D., Hathway, A., & Davison, B. 2015. An environmental impact comparison of external wall insulation types. Building and Environment, vol 85, pp: 182-189. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.11.021
  • J4: Densley Tingley, D., Hathway, A., Davison B., Allwood, D. In press. The Environmental Impact of Phenolic Foam Insulation Boards. Proceedings of the ICE, Construction Materials
  • J3: Densley Tingley, D. & Davison, B. 2012. Developing an LCA Methodology to account for the environmental benefits of Design for Deconstruction, Building and Environment, vol. 57, pp: 387-395
  • J2: Densley Tingley, D. & Davison, B. 2011. Design for Deconstruction and Material Reuse, Proceedings of the ICE, Energy (November 2011)
  • J1: Densley Tingley, D. & Davison, B. 2011. Supporting Design for Deconstruction through Environmental Assessment Methods. Architectural Science, no.3, June 2011, Special Issue, pp: 1-18

Conference Papers

  • C13: Densley Tingley, D. & Allwood, J. 2015. The rise of design for deconstruction. International sustainable development research society conference: The Tipping Point: Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity. Geelong, Australia,10-12 July 2015
  • C12: Densley Tingley, D. 2015. The role of natural materials in low carbon architecture. International sustainable development research society conference: The Tipping Point: Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity. Geelong, Australia,10-12 July 2015
  • C11: Braithwaite, N., Densley Tingley, D. & Moreno, M. 2015. Should energy labels for washing machines be expanded to include a durability rating? PLATE – Product lifetimes and the environment, Nottingham, UK, 17-19 June 2015
  • C10: Rogers, J., Cooper, S.J.G., Cooper, S., Densley Tingley, D., Braithwaite, N., Moreno, M., Rodrigues, A., & Salvia, G. 2015. Product Renovation and shared ownership: sustainable routes to satisfying the World’s growing demand for goods. Proceedings of the Global Conference of Energy and Sustainable Development, Coventry, UK, February 24-26 2015.
  • C9: Densley Tingley, D. & Allwood, J. 2014. Reuse of structural steel: the opportunities and challenges. European Steel Environment & Energy Congress, Teesside University, UK, 15-17 September 2014
  • C8: Okutu, K. A., Densley Tingley, D., Davison J. B., & Carr, J. F. 2014. Steel-Timber Hybrid Floors - Lowering the Embodied Impacts of Steel Frame Multi-Storey Construction, 7th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (EUROSTEEL), Naples, Italy, 10-12 September 2014
  • C7: Davison, B. & Densley Tingley, D. 2014. Designing for deconstruction - will it catch on? Sustainable Structures Symposium, Portland State University, Oregon, 17-18 April 2014
  • C6: Densley Tingley, D. & Davison, B. 2013. Designing-in reuse and quantifying the benefits. In Reclaim + Remake International Symposium, Washington DC. USA, 11-13 April 2013
  • C5: Densley Tingley, D., Davison, B. & Hathway, E.A. 2013. The environmental impact of retrofitting solid wall homes. In Engineering Sustainability 2013, Pittsburgh, USA, April 7-9 2013
  • C4: Densley Tingley, D. & Davison, B. 2013. Design for Deconstruction: storing valuable resources, in buildings. In Engineering Sustainability 2013, Pittsburgh, USA, April 7-9 2013
  • C3: Densley Tingley, D. & Davison, B. 2013. Minimising the Environmental Impact of Steel Structures. In Design, Fabrication and Economy of Metal Structures 2013, Hungary, April 24-26 2013
  • C2: Densley Tingley, D. & Davison, B. 2011. Making the Case for Design for Deconstruction in 17th Annual International Sustainable Research Development Conference – Moving Towards a Sustainable Future – Opportunities and Challenges, New York, USA (May 2011), pp: 186-187
  • C1: Densley Tingley, D. & Davison, B. 2010. Changing Environmental Assessment Methods to Encourage Material Reuse, in 9th International Detail Design in Architecture Conference, Preston, UK (November 2010), pp: 55-66

Trade Articles

  • Densley Tingley, D. 2015. The future is Lego. Self Build & Improve your home, p.129. http://issuu.com/selfbuildireland/docs/selfbuild___improve_your_home_summe/1?e=14332196/12662616
    Allwood, J.
  • Densley Tingley, D. 2014. Should we be designing for deconstruction? Construction Manager, 3/10/14. Available at: http://www.construction-manager.co.uk/management/should-we-design-deconstruction/.
    Also reproduced in: Architectural Technology, Winter 2014. Issue 112, pp: 6-7

Dissemination Reports

  • Densley Tingley, D. & Allwood, J. 2014. Reducing Material Demand in Construction: A Prospectus. Targeted at Industry to highlight opportunities to reduce the demand for energy intensive materials in construction. Available at: http://www.ukindemand.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Reducing-Material-Demand-in-Construction.pdf
  • Densley Tingley, D., Hathway, A., & Davison, B. 2013. BIG Energy Upgrade: Environmental burden of insulation materials for whole building performance evaluation. Available at: http://www.shef.ac.uk/civil/research/eeb/burden-of-insulation

Journal articles