UCL is currently preparing a formal response to Transport for London's proposals for both a new segregated East-West Cycle Superhighway through Central London and a North-South Cycle Superhighway between Elephant & Castle and King's Cross. If you'd like to make any make any suggestions to be considered as part of this response, please contact Joanna Marshall-Cook before Friday 3rd October. More...
Published: Sep 26, 2014 10:28:00 AM
As part of UCL’s ongoing work to improve recycling rates, a new approach to waste and recycling is being introduced across the university. This includes a new way to segregate waste, the introduction of hundreds of news bins and a unified waste signage scheme. More...
Published: Sep 19, 2014 11:02:00 AM
As part of UCL's ongoing work to improve cycling facilities for staff and students, the UCL Sustainability Team have completed the installation of new parking spaces for 181 bikes around the Bloomsbury campus. More...
Published: Aug 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM
Energy Social Sciences Research Group (UCL Energy Institute): The social side of energy use
This poster will introduce the work of members of the newly formed Energy Social Sciences Research Group based at UCL Energy Institute in the Bartlett (faculty for the built environment). Technologies and systems that will change the way we supply and use energy are developing apace, and it is crucial that we understand how people interact with these systems to inform both their design and deployment. Failure to do so risks serious shortfalls in expected energy (and/or carbon) savings and other unintended consequences.
Subjects under research by group members include: energy demand policy, thermal comfort, people's experiences of new ventilation and heating systems and the role of children in home energy use. The poster will present brief summaries of this work. A principal hope is that readers from other departments will recognise possible synergies between their own work and that of the group, promoting greater interdepartmental collaboration.