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The recently-refurbished Cruciform Hub has received a RICS Ska Gold award for its environmental credentials, which include energy efficient lighting throughout, use of sustainable timber and 99% of all waste generated by the project avoiding landfill. More...
Published: Mar 25, 2015 1:01:00 PM
Louis's 'Gaia Gallery' project is based in a heritage canal boat and aims to create the UK’s first entirely off-grid touring event space. The project is volunteer-led and has been shaped by a carbon neutral design that incorporates alternative technologies, reclaimed materials and natural building methods. The barge is also currently being converted to operate on recycled vegetable oil, further improving the impact of the project. More...
Published: Mar 18, 2015 1:17:00 PM
After the success of our first rides, we're running
more guided cycle tours around London for UCL students. All abilities are welcome,
whether you're a cycling fanatic
or a total beginner. Even if you don't have a bike, don't worry; we
can provide one.
Published: Mar 16, 2015 10:04:00 AM
The results of Green Impact (so far) are in! Huge congratulations to
everyone involved for a high number of actions taken
already. Green Impact veterans PALS are in the lead, but there's still plenty of time to catch up and challenge them. And don’t be put off if your team hasn’t taken many actions yet - there are still almost three months to go until the final deadline for this year's programme (on 25/05/15).
Published: Mar 6, 2015 4:50:00 PM
Central House Living Lab
The Central House Living Lab Wifi Project is the result of the Environmental Sustainability Team's support for the use of UCL's estate as a 'living lab' to further learning and research. It's a collaboration between CASA, the Energy Institute, UCL Estates and Green UCL.
Using Central House as a living lab in an age of smartphones and security controls, this pioneering project investigates the potential of already available data sources such as network connections and access cards logs as a useful and cost-efficient tool for energy management in non-domestic buildings.
Occupancy patterns can be identified to provide services efficiently, matching mechanical and lighting systems schedules according to the actual demand. This has great potential to reduce energy, its associated carbon emissions and cost.
The project team has created a visualisation of the relationship between occupancy (using wifi access data) and energy use in UCL's Central House, the results of which can be see in the short film below.
Watch the short film about the project:
A still from the project's visualisation tool: