Tag: UCL

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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National Building Database to provide understanding of buildings and energy consumption

The NBD project, funded by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, will bring together existing and new data to develop a comprehensive database in which represents every building in England, Wales and Scotland with particular emphasis on addressing gaps in the non-domestic building stock.

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UCL to open air quality research centre

Construction of UCL’s Controlled Active Ventilation Environment (CAVE) laboratory, designed to research climate and airborne hazards, has been completed and will be officially launched early in 2024. CAVE is the first facility of its kind in terms of its advanced capabilities to carry out research at full scale into air quality and ventilation challenges in […]

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Rooftops can provide over half our solar energy targets, report shows

A CPRE report has found that over half the solar panels needed to hit national net zero targets could be fitted on rooftops and in car parks. The research, carried out by the UCL Energy Institute, shows that decarbonising the national energy grid requires far less land than previously thought. Installing solar panels on existing […]

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Researchers will track energy use in real households

University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford will lead an £8.7m research project to establish an Energy Demand Observatory and Laboratory (EDOL) in the UK. The five-year programme, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation) and working with BEIS, will establish a national energy […]

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UCL improving battery efficiency to drive electric vehicle growth

Experts from University College London (UCL) will be developing batteries to enable electric vehicles to go further in between charges, after winning funding from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Faraday Institution Battery Challenge. The £1.5m Silicon Anode Battery for Rapid Electrification (SABRE) project will develop battery cells with higher energy density, improving their ability […]

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UCL and XYZ Reality partner on AR in construction project

London-based construction technology startup XYZ Reality and UCL are working together on a new project to look at how augmented reality (AR) can help with UK hospital construction. The project will explore how advanced AR technology can be used to ensure complex hospital building projects are completed on time and budget, particularly focusing on projects […]

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UCL publishes research on air quality for home workers

IEDE (Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering)’s research on air quality for home workers has been published in CIBSE journal. The study led by Dr Farhang Tahmasebi and his team at IEDE has investigated if, during the first Covid-19 lockdown, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in residential buildings has deteriorated. The project, funded by EPSRC IAA […]

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