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Jessica Bennett is currently studying towards a Master of Building Science at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Architecture, researching the affect that apartment design has on occupant health, comfort and well-being. Previously she has completed a Bachelor of Building Science with Honours researching apartment design, indoor air quality and New Zealand Building Code regulations. From 2006 she has worked part-time at BRANZ as a Building Performance Scientist, undertaking weathertightness assessments for Appraisal Certificates as well as simulation work on indoor environmental quality (IEQ), energy efficiency and climate change.
Jessica's interests include apartment design & refurbishment, occupant health, comfort & well-being, and the IEQ of buildings. Her role in The Plant Room (Wellington SHaC Team) involves providing technical information and advice as well as undertaking modelling and simulation of the proposed design.