Place-based business models for net-zero
We’re exploring how digital living & working imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic can inform place-based business models and energy demand reduction.
This project will investigate opportunities for using digital twins in the built environment and their use in transforming energy use and progress towards net-zero.
Social entrepreneurship at the grid edge
This project provides an evidence base of how community groups are responding to opportunities for Community Led DSR and Collective Self-Consumption.
Telecommuting and UK energy demand
UK National Travel Survey data allows us to examine not only the travel behaviours of telecommuters, but also travel impacts of telecommuting on their whole households.
Impact of 5G technology
This project will review evidence on 5G’s energy use, then construct scenarios where 5G has both positive and negative impacts on energy consumption.
CoCo Hybrid Project
This project is looking at how Compact Combination (CoCo) hybrid heating appliances could kickstart a rapid large-scale uptake of low carbon heating into the stock, providing flexibility, comfort, reliability, and familiarity for occupants.
Old for new? Mapping skills and communication networks for local traditional and off-site modular building energy retrofit
This project uses Social Network Analysis to map the skills and communication networks of supply chain actors recruited into local traditional and off-site modular building retrofitting strategies.
Adding another layer? A future for clothing in heat demand reduction and decarbonisation
This project aims to inspire greater research and policy interest in clothing and greater recognition of its potential significance in the transition to low-carbon heating.
DeViz (Defect visualisation via thermography)
This project uses thermal imaging as a behaviour change tool for informing, empowering, and engaging site supervisors to help them achieve zero defects in their buildings
Facilitating policy change for low carbon mobility
This project uses interpretive network and problem analysis to identify the role multilevel governance plays in influencing local level policy responses towards low carbon mobility.
Decarbonisation of coastal shipping
This study explores what are the most suitable geographic locations for early establishment of green and blue hydrogen and ammonia as marine fuels.
Review of existing modelling proposals for heat decarbonisation
This part of the project reviewed the available research on the modelling of heat decarbonisation.
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