UK-Brazil research workshop


UK-Brazil research workshop on building data to support energy and carbon policies

23-25 April 2018, Brazil

Energy Epidemiology: using building data to support energy and carbon policy in Latin America

Brazil and the UK, like other major economies, face emissions reductions targets and the challenge of improving energy performance in the built environment. Energy efficiency in buildings promises large savings with negative costs. Combined with smart grids, demand management and distributed generation, efficiency promises to reinvent the power sector and has potential for deep emissions cuts. However, the sector is fragmented and difficult to model, making the development and evaluation of policies and cost reduction programmes a complex problem.

UCL Energy Institute, University College London and the Laboratory for Energy Efficiency in Buildings at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) are organizing a Newton Fund Research Link workshop focused on energy performance of the building stock in the UK, Brazil and Latin America, which will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 23-25 April 2018.

The overall aim of the workshop is to develop strategies that enable a low carbon transition of the Brazilian building sector towards improvements in energy performance and energy efficiency through better access and use of energy and building stock data. Read more…

Researchers are invited to apply via the website:

Funding is available to cover travel and expenses for successful applications from Early Career Researchers in the UK and Brazil (i.e. individuals who received their PhDs in the last 10 years or ECRs who have research experience equivalent to a PhD). Non-ECRs and non-UK researchers are also welcome to apply but expenses will not be covered.
The workshop will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 23-25 April 2018.

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Paul Ruyssevelt, Ian Hamilton, Roberto Lamberts and Edward Borgstein


Further information about RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE)
An overview of the End Use Energy Demand Centres (EUED) Centres.