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Ms Eleni Soulti


Eleni Soulti

Research Assistant

Academic Division: Civil Engineering

Research group: Sustainable Development

Telephone: +44 1223 7 60565



Research interests

Eleni’s research aims to bridge the energy performance gap, between the estimated and the actual energy savings occurring due to the implementation of energy efficient technologies in the built environment. Her focus is on insulation and specifically solid wall insulation technologies and retrofit. The performance gap has two main barriers; technical, when the technologies used fail to deliver what is expected, and behavioural ones, related to the building occupants not using the available technologies effectively.

Furthermore, the research seeks to identify the trade-off between energy efficient products and the energy consumed for their production, or otherwise the trade-off between operational and embodied energy.

A new element added to the current research involves renewable energy sources, photovoltaic and especially ground source heat pump technologies, as well as smart metering and energy monitoring and how these can respond to the current barriers to achieving energy efficiency.

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Evaluation of energy efficient technologies for the built environment.

Research projects

Evaluation of Energy Efficient Technologies Project (funded by SIG)

Other positions

  • ARB member
  • Secretary of GreenBRIDGE (society of graduate researchers at the University of Cambridge)


Eleni Soulti joined the Centre for Sustainable Development in May 2012 as a Research Assistant, working on the Evaluation of Energy Efficient Technologies project funded by SIG.

She has completed her MSc in Built Environment "Environmental Design and Engineering" from University College London - Bartlett School of Architecture and a DiplArch in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Her previous professional experience includes almost five years of work as an architect engineer with Gregory Genias and Associates Architects in Greece and more recently a placement with CO2 Engineering in Spain, working on the LEED environmental certification of a building, as well as conducting research on energy monitoring.