Energy efficient buildings
The built environment is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas, with the operation of buildings in the UK accounting for over 50% of CO2 emissions.
How we design and build the sustainable homes of the future and how we adapt existing buildings to become more energy efficient is now a major challenge. From a customer perspective, it could help improve energy security, increase micro-generation self-consumption, reduce costs and fuel poverty.
Distributed energy ownership can also give consumer behaviour a role in driving system efficiency and help develop social networks which could support both infrastructure and social resilience.
Our research is bringing together architects, engineers and social scientists to develop cutting-edge building designs and technologies that will be responsive to local conditions, interests and values.
The academic theme lead for Energy Efficient Buildings is:
Professor of Sustainable Building Design
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