Luis Medrano Gomez

Member of the Future Cities Research Hub | PhD Candidate

Luis is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Architecture and Planning of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from UAEM and a Master’s degree from UNAM, Mexico. His research has centered on energy efficiency both for residential and non-residential buildings, becoming a consultant for the Danish Energy Agency and CONUEE for a cooperation to update an energy efficiency code in Mexico. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and been presented at conferences such as IREE 2017 in Australia.

Professionally, he has worked in structural calculation, design, and construction companies with projects in Mexico City and New York City.

Research interests:


  • Building retrofit
  • Post-occupancy evaluation
  • Energy codes and regulations
  • Energy performance gap
  • Human-building interaction
  • Rebound effect