Springing a leak? The gaps in airtightness regulations

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Findings from the Centre for Energy Epidemiology raise concerns about whether new buildings are compliant with building regulations on airtightness. In a paper entitled ‘Hitting the target and missing the point’: Analysis of air permeability data for new UK dwellings and what it reveals about the testing procedure‘ a group […]

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EBC annual report features CEE Centre

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The International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme Annual Report features the CEE Centre’s ‘Building Energy Epidemiology’ project  The project’s full title is ANNEX 70: ‘Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale’. The work is lead by the UCL Energy Institute’s Dr Ian […]

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TEDDINET C-tech Symposium

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Deadline approaching for TEDDINET symposium on Managing Energy Use in Non-domestic Buildings. The symposium will bring together representatives from academia, industry and policy to share and discuss cutting-edge insights around digital technologies and behaviour-change interventions for reducing energy use in the workplace. The event will take place at the Digital […]

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Next dimension of building energy modelling?

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UCL’s Steve Evans and Dr Rob Liddiard on a new kind of 3D modelling that is giving a deeper understanding of energy use in buildings and premises.   Imagine having an explorable 3D map of all the shops and offices in a town or city. For researchers and policymakers trying […]

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IEA Annex 70 enters operation phase

IEA Annex 70

The IEA (International Energy Agency) Energy in Building and Communities Programme has approved ‘Annex 70 – Building Energy Epidemiology’ to begin its operational phase. This Annex (or research project) is being led by Dr Ian Hamilton of the EUED Centre for Energy Epidemiology at University College London. The project is […]

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Energy Demand PhD studentships

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Four year PhD programme in Energy Demand – UCL/Loughborough University – up to 15 fully funded studentships available for 2017/18. The London-Loughborough EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand (LoLo CDT) addresses the skills shortage in energy demand and buildings by training researchers in the sector to work in […]

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TEDDINET website relaunch

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The Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation Network (TEDDINET) has relaunched its website to provide additional resources and functionality. The redesigned site will offer a better platform for sharing expertise and experiences across the network. New resources include: Themes – findings of projects are featured across 6 themes pulling together […]

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CEE research informs The Lancet Countdown

Work from the Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) contributes to ‘The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change’. This collaboration between academics and practitioners from all over the world follows on from 2015’s Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change which aimed to provide a global overview of […]

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Invisible Energy Policy in Higher Education

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Sarah Royston, Jan Selby and Elizabeth Shove of the DEMAND centre explain why we need a new perspective on energy demand in Higher Education.   Despite ambitious targets, the Higher Education sector is performing badly on energy demand and carbon emissions. Instead of the targeted 43% cut in emissions by […]

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Research Showcase on Energy Performance of Buildings

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The 7th London Loughborough EPSRC CDT (LoLo) Annual Colloquium will take place on 17th November at the Building Centre London. The event offers the chance to see some of the innovative projects the students have been working on in the last year. The keynote speaker is Claire Curtis-Thomas, CEO, British […]

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Thermal Comfort PhD Opportunity

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The PhD’s purpose is to assist in revolutionising how indoor heating is controlled to save energy and improve thermal comfort in current mixed-use buildings. Hardy & Ellis Inventions Ltd (H&E) are developing retrofit technology based on remote control thermostatic radiator valves that replace manual valves… For full details see University […]

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Exploring the links between energy efficiency and health

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The Centre for Energy Epidemiology contributes to government actions to improve health and prevent illness by understanding the direct and indirect effects of energy efficiency on health, writes James O’Toole, EUED Coordinator.   Using energy efficiency as a measure to improve health is increasing. Examples of measures so far carried […]

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RCUK India Energy Demand workshop, New Delhi

India RCUK workshop

The CEE Centre’s Tadj Oreszczyn, i-STUTE’s Bob Critoph and CSEF’s Savvas Tassou were in India this week for a meeting set up by Research Councils UK India and India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST). The purpose of the workshop (held in New Delhi on 22nd April) was to discuss […]

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CEE Centre in Chile to talk building performance

CEE in Chile

Ian Hamilton and Tadj Oreszczyn (left and centre) of the Centre for Energy Epidemiology visited Chile on 12th April for a policy, industry and academia meeting to share findings between the two countries on indoor environmental quality and energy performance in buildings. The event is supported by the Santander University […]

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Drivers and barriers to the adoption of sustainable materials

The CIE-MAP Centre’s Jannik Giesekam presented at the ‘Advances in innovative sustainable materials’ event run by the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) on 5th April in London. Jannik’s talk, entitled ‘Drivers and Barriers to the adoption of sustainable materials’ reports the result of a survey of construction professionals […]

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Ecobuild 2016 photos

Ecobuild 2016 was an exhibition and conference for the construction and energy market with over 40,000 attendees held at the London Excel Arena from 8-10th March. Below are a few photos of some of the products on show.      

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Sunday Times quotes Rosenow on low carbon homes

CIED researcher Dr Jan Rosenow was interviewed for a piece in the Sunday Times (06/03/15) on energy efficient houses. The article – entitled ‘The Green Light’ (Home section, p24) – notes that the UK is now 27th out of 28 in the Energy Efficiency Watch European League Table. Dr Rosenow […]

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