Nigel Isaacs is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. In over 35 years of building energy research, he has been involved in studies of energy use in schools, hotels, house, offices and shops. He has contributed to the development and implementation of the energy efficiency requirements of the New Zealand Building Code and the Building Code of Australia. Over the past decade he has explored the evolution of the technology of buildings, including publications on the development of New Zealand building legislation, nail industry and hollow concrete blocks. While at the Centre he is examining aspects of the energy efficiency of pre-1919 UK housing.
Nigel was a guest editor, along with Professor Philip Steadman (UCL), for a special issue of the journal Building Research and Information published in January 2014 in honour of their late colleague, Harry Bruhns.