Tag: research

Energy efficiency is higher in poorer neighbourhoods

Hazel Davis spoke to researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Urban Big Data Centre and University College, London, to find out about  energy efficiency differences across the UK’s housing stock. The UK’s energy efficiency landscape is complex and messy. There is a whole range of preconceived notions around its distribution and a set of conflicting […]

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Retrofit research into bio-based solutions receives funding

Researchers from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter universities will work with industry, community groups and local authorities to transform existing housing into ‘beyond net zero’ liveable homes as part of the Green Transition Ecosystem awards.

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Vistry Group funding research into climate change and housing

Housebuilder Vistry Group is funding research at the University of Exeter to explore the impact of climate change on homes and housebuilding in the future. The analysis will look at two climate-related risk scenarios to understand the implications of rises in temperatures. The results will influence the way future houses are built, the materials used, […]

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Prototype for rechargeable cement-based batteries developed in Sweden

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have published an article outlining a new concept for rechargeable batteries – made of cement. Doctor Emma Zhang, formerly of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, joined Professor Luping Tang’s research group several years ago to search for the building materials of the future. Together they have now succeeded in developing […]

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Scientists develop the world’s ‘hottest’ heat pump for industry

Researchers in Norway – working with industrial partners – have developed the world’s first heat pump producing temperatures of up to 180 degrees.  The heat pumps we use to heat our homes and domestic water operate at temperatures of between 30 and 60 degrees, but many industrial processes require much higher temperatures – and some […]

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