Prof. Vincent M Buhagiar

Prof. Vincent M Buhagiar

Prof. Vincent M Buhagiar


Associate Professor

Room 206
Built Environment Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2849
- 1st degree: B.E.& A. (Hons) 1987
- 2nd degree: M.Sc. (Lond) 1995
- 3rd degree: Ph.D. (Wales) 1999

Appointed P/T lecturer: 1992-1996
Appointed part-time lecturer: 1996-2000
Full-Time Lecturer: 2000-2006
Senior Lecturer: 2006-todate

MCST, Energy Network Coordinator: 1995-2000

Academic Posts

 Energy Network Co-ordinator and Project Manager: Malta Council for Science & Technology: National Energy Policy, Expo'98, Refurbishment of new offices at 36, Old Mint Street, Valletta & Villa Bighi, Kalkara, 1995-99.
 Temporary Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Arch. & Civil Engineering
University of Malta (Oct' 92 – Mar '96)
 Part-time Lecturer (appointed), Faculty of Arch. & Civil Engineering
University of Malta (Mar' 96 – Aug '99)
 Full-time Lecturer, Faculty of Arch. & Civil Engineering
University of Malta (15 June 2000 – present day)
 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arch. & Civil Engineering
University of Malta (01 September 2006 – present day).

Appointments & Membership of Specialised Academic Bodies

 Faculty Board Member, Faculty for the Built Environment,
University of Malta (01 October 2007 – present day)
 Member of the Energy Auditing Committee at the University of Malta.
 Member of the National Commission on the Environment of the Archbishop's Curia
 EU technical expert on energy use and sustainability in buildings
 Appointed member of Energy Saving Committee, UoM (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
 Malta Standards Authority: Expert Group Member: (2002, 2003,2004)
 Member of the National Commission for Sustainable Development, Malta.
 Member of ACE - TFESA (Task Force on Environment & Sustainable Architecture), Architects Council of Europe.
 Council member of the Malta Chamber of Architects [KTP – Kamra tal-Periti].
 Council member of the former board of the IET (Institute for Energy Technology).
 BICC – Research & Knowledge WG: Editor of INNOVA magazine
 BICC – Waste Management Task Force – author of Waste Management Strategy in the Building Industry (2002)
 Council member (Vice-President) – MEEREA. Malta Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Association, an NGO.
 Member of INFORSE – International Network for Sustainability & the Environment.
 Member of the Warranting Board as per Periti Act.
 Member of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (UK)

Ongoing European Research Initiatives (2006/2007):
COST ACTIONS (various) – Energy Use, Sustainable Cities, Transport & Urban Development.

  • Architectural Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Energy Use in Buildlings
  • Lighting
  • Acoustics & Noise Control
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation

MICALLEF, D., BOUNAUDET, D., FARRUGIA, R.N., BORG, S.P., BUHAGIAR, V. and SANT, T., 2018. Characterisation of wind-driven ventilation in complex terrain conditions. Probe, 1, pp. 3m.

MICALLEF, D., BUHAGIAR, V. and BORG, S.P., 2016. Cross-ventilation of a room in a courtyard building. Energy and Buildings, 133, pp. 658-669.

WISMAYER, A., HAYLES, C.S., LAWRENCE, M., MC CULLEN, V. and BUHAGIAR, V., 2016. Occupant behaviour at the Presidential Palace of San Anton, Malta: A study supporting the development of a methodology to enhance energy efficiency in heritage buildings. SBE MALTA CHAPTER, ed. In: SBE2016 Malta Conference, 16-18 March 2016, 16-18 March 2016 2016, University of Malta.

AELENEI, L., ALMEIDA, M., BUHAGIAR, V., CHEMISANA, D., CHWIEDUK, D., FLORIDES, G., KALOGIROU, S., KENNEDY, D., KRSTIC, A. and LAMNATOU, C., 2015. COST Action TU1205-Overview of BISTS State of the Art, Model and Applications. Part I: State of the Art on Building Integrated Solar Thermal Systems. 1, pp. 27-51.

BUHAGIAR, V., BORG, S. and BUHAGIAR, D., 2013. Ground Cooling Potential in a Mediterranean Climate: Fieldwork and Computational Modelling, PLEA2013 - 29th Conference, Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future 2013.

BUHAGIAR, V. and CREMONA, M., 2013. Thermal Performance of Recycled Globigerina Limestone as a Building Material. 3rd International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS 3), 07 -09 July, 2013 2013, ELCAS 3.

BUHAGIAR, V. and ATTARD, M., 2012. Shrinking Cities: The Case of Valletta, Malta, COST Action TU0803: CIRES –Cities Regrowing Smaller, 12-13 September 2013 2012, ESF - European Science Foundation.

BUHAGIAR, V. and BORG, D., 2012. Ground Source Heat Pumps: Potential applications & limitations in Malta. PLEA2012 - 28th Conference, Opportunities, Limits & Needs: Towards an Environmentally Responsible Architecture, 7-9 November 2012 2012, PLEA2012.

BUHAGIAR, V.M., CAMILLERI CASSAR, I. and CAMILLERI, D.H., 2012. Noise Generation from Ground-Borne Vibrations: Beyond Noise Nuisance to Structural Damage, I-INCE 2012– Inter-Noise Conference, 19-22 August 2012 2012, I-INCE.

BUHAGIAR, V.M. and TONNA, G., 2012. Beyond National Minimum Standards:
A Comparison of the Traditional HCB and the ‘AB Thermablock’, ISE-National Annual Conference Proceedings, February 2012 2012, Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Malta.

BUHAGIAR, V., 2011. Environmental Noise - Nuance or Nuisance? I-INCE 2011– Inter-Noise Conference, 04-07 September 2011 2011, I-INCE.

BUHAGIAR, V. and JONES, P., 2011. Refurbishment of Historic Buildings: Thermal Mass modified, its influence on Indoor Comfort,
Energy Efficiency and Heritage Value. PLEA 2011 - Architecture and Sustainable Development, 13-15 July 2011 2011, PLEA 2011.

BUHAGIAR, V.M. and BORG, K., 2011. Solar Control Mechanisms: Effects on Daylight & Thermal Performance - An Experimental Study on a Public Library. PLEA 2011 - Architecture and Sustainable Development, 13-15 July 2011 2011, PLEA 2011.

CAMILLERI, A.M., YOUSIF, C. and BUHAGIAR, V., 2010. Feasibility Study of the First Energy-Efficient Housing Project in Malta. IAEE- International Association for Energy Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania, 25-28 August 2010 2010.

TRITTHART, W., ZABALZA, I., MALMQVIST, T., PEUPORTIER, B., BUHAGIAR, V., WETZEL, C., HAJPAL, M., STOYKOVA, E., KRIGSVOLL, G., GOBIN, C., LÓPEZ, F. and ET AL, 2010. State of the art report-Use of Life Cycle Assessment Methods and Tools.

BUHAGIAR, V.M. and CALLEJA, H., 2008. Lighting and Thermal Performance of Innovative Shading Devices: New Insights into their Aesthetics and Control in a Mediterranean Climate. PLEA 2008 – 25th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Dublin, 22-24 October 2008, 22-24 October 2008 2008, University College, Dublin.

BUHAGIAR, V. and YOUSIF, C., 2005. Energy Efficient Housing: A First Case Study for Malta, Proceedings of the International Conference SB04MED Sustainable Construction: Action for Sustainability in the Mediterranean, Athens, Greece.
, 9-11 June 2005 2005, SB04MED.

  • BEN5200 - Sustainable Energy in the Built Environment
  • EVD1504 - Principles of Architectural Science
  • EVD2502 - Energy Efficient Design
  • EVD3501 - Advanced Lighting Design
  • EVD5501 - Advanced Architectural Science 1