skip to primary navigationskip to content

Hui (Mia) Ben

Hui (Mia) Ben

Hui Ben

Twitter: @HMiaBe

Wolfson College

Research Area: Energy efficiency and occupant behaviour

Supervisor: Prof Koen Steemers


BArch, MA, MPhil (Cantab)

Hui Ben is a PhD candidate and Cambridge Trust Scholar. She is part of the research group – Behaviour and Building Performance. Her research interests include energy retrofit and occupant behaviour in domestic buildings. Her current research addresses the interplay between occupant behaviour and building energy efficiency in UK homes


Research Interests

  • Energy efficiency and occupant behaviour 
  • thermal comfort 
  • energy retrofit
  • domestic energy use

Key Publications

Ben, H., Steemers, K., 2018. "Household archetypes and behavioural patterns in UK domestic energy use", Energy Efficiency (2018).

Ben, H., Steemers, K., 2017. "Tailoring domestic retrofit by incorporating occupant behaviour", Energy Procedia 122 (2017) 427-432

Ben, H., Steemers, K., 2017. "Prioritising energy efficiency measures using household archetypes". Proceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference - Design to Thrive - Edinburgh, 2th-5th July 2017, Vol II, pp. 2467-2474

Ben, H., Sunikka-Blank, M., 2015. “A socio-technical approach to thermal comfort and heating behaviour in UK homes” in proceedings of CISBAT conference 2015, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Ben, H., Steemers, K., 2014. "Energy retrofit and occupant behaviour in protected housing: A case study of the Brunswick Centre in London", Energy and Buildings (V80) pp. 120–130

Ben, H., 2014. Energy Retrofit and Occupant Behaviour in Listed Housing. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.