Dr 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
My research explores sustainable building design solutions, focusing on material impacts, so we can create a built environment that operates within the carrying capacity of the planet.
Dr Danielle Densley Tingley
Danielle studied her undergraduate degree and PhD in the Department, and has completed post-docs here and at the University of Cambridge, before starting as a lecturer in 2016.
Danielle is passionate about reducing the impact of the built environment on the planet, particularly focusing on how our use of materials can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and thus minimise climate change. Her research looks into both the materials used in creating structures, and the design of structures. She takes a multi-disciplinary, multi-scale approach to tackle this problem, working with colleagues from the Departments of Materials Science, Geography, Architecture, Urban Planning, Computer Science, and Automatic Control and Systems Engineering on a diverse range of projects, from investigating public perception of low-carbon materials, to understanding resource in informal settlements, through to her work as a Director of the Urban Flows Observatory.
The Urban Flows Observatory seeks to understand the flow of energy and resources in cities, with Danielle leading the work on resource flows, and in particular trying to answer the question, ‘what is Sheffield made of?’. Understanding existing built environment stocks enables strategic retrofit, material salvage and reuse when demolition occurs, reducing the demand for new materials. This work will develop an approach to measure the circular economic potential of a city’s built environment.
Danielle’s 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 and advising partner local authorities on best practice retrofit. Her PhD was in design for deconstruction and material reuse and her undergraduate degree in Structural Engineering and Architecture. Throughout her research she aims to work with industry partners in order to put research into practice, and deliver a real change in the built environment.
This Future of Structures podcast includes more details about Dani's research interests, including discussions about circular economy principles and reducing the carbon impact of construction practices.
- Giesekam J, Densley Tingley DO & Cotton I (2018) Aligning carbon targets for construction with (inter)national climate change mitigation commitments. Energy and Buildings, 165, 106-117. View this article in WRRO
- Densley Tingley D, Cooper S & Cullen J (2017) Understanding and overcoming the barriers to structural steel reuse, a UK perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 148, 642-652. View this article in WRRO
- Densley Tingley D, Hathway A, Davison JB & Allwood D (2017) The environmental impact of phenolic foam insulation boards. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (London), 170(2), 91-103. View this article in WRRO
- Ramage MH, Burridge H, Busse-Wicher M, Fereday G, Reynolds T, Shah DU, Wu G, Yu L, Fleming P, Densley-Tingley D, Allwood J, Dupree P, Linden PF & Scherman O (2017) The wood from the trees: The use of timber in construction. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 68(1), 333-359. View this article in WRRO
- Cooper S, Skelton ACH, Owen A, Densley-Tingley D & Allwood JM (2016) A multi-method approach for analysing the potential employment impacts of material efficiency. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 109, 54-66. View this article in WRRO
- Densley Tingley D, Hathway A & Davison B (2015) An environmental impact comparison of external wall insulation types. Building and Environment, 85, 182-189.
- Densley Tingley D & Davison B (2012) Developing an LCA methodology to account for the environmental benefits of design for deconstruction. Building and Environment, 57, 387-395.
- Davison JB & Densley Tingley D (2011) Design for deconstruction and material reuse. Energy, 164(EN4), 195-204.
- Densley Tingley D & Davison B (2011) Supporting Design for Deconstruction through Environmental Assessment Methods. Architectural Science(3), 1-18.
- Tingley DD & Davison B (2011) Design for deconstruction and material reuse. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy, 164(4), 195-204.