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Dña. María Morán Camacho

Current position:
Research Assistant
Research Area:
Association date:
SM26. P-210


María Morán was born in Seville. She obtained her degree in Industrial Engineering in 2013 from the ETSI, Escuela Técnica Superior Ingenieros of the University of Seville, with stays at the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (Mexico) and Swansea University (Wales, UK). For 8 years she has dedicated her professional career to buildings' sustainability. She is currently a Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, in Madrid, researching on a just renovation of buildings: analysing the techno-economic, environmental and social feasibility of energy retrofitting in vulnerable households.

Areas of interest:

Energy Poverty, Residential energy demand, Energy efficiency, Air conditioning equipment, Energy policies, Climate change.


For 8 years, Maria has developed her professional career in architectural firms under the PassivHaus building standard, in sustainability departments in engineering firms, mainly focused on energy, thermal and lighting simulations, as well as in large and small consulting firms, where she has practiced the last years of her professional career, leading sustainable certifications of projects both in the residential and tertiary sectors, with special emphasis on LEED sustainable certifications (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, U. S. Green Building Council) and WELL (International WELL Building Institute) wellness certifications, as well as leading sustainability innovation proposals. In addition to this activity, she has taught energy simulation classes in the Sustainable Architecture and Energy Simulation master's degree at the Institute of Continuing Education IL3 - University of Barcelona. She also participated as a mentor in the challenge 2: Sustainable Architecture of the Climathon event in 2020.


OpenStudio | EnergyPlus, Cove.tool, DesignBuilder, EDSL TAS, PHPP (Passive House Planning Package) | Design PH, LIDER/CALENER | CE3X | HULC

Current research interests:

Study of future scenarios of household energy demand and expenditure; techno-economic feasibility analysis of energy rehabilitation in the residential sector; review of energy poverty indicators; analysis and proposal of measures to combat energy poverty in Europe.