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UCL achieves Ska Gold rating for Whittington Hospital refurbishment

UCL has successfully achieved its first Ska Gold certificate for its refurbishment project in the Whittington Hospital. This rating represents environmental best practice in terms of reducing waste, using more sustainable materials, installing highly efficient lighting, and water saving toilets.   More...

Published: Mar 27, 2014 12:31:00 PM

WARPit Competition Now On

Between Tuesday 18th, until Friday 28th February, the member of staff that lists the most items* on UCL's WARPit site will win some brilliant Fairtrade prizes (as well as the knowledge that you’re making a real reduction to our environmental impact!) More...

Published: Feb 18, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Green Volunteering Fair - Wednesday 12th February

Come along to UCLU and Green UCL’s Green Volunteering Fair, 6-8pm on Wednesday 12th February 2014 to find out about a huge variety of ways to make a positive environmental impact.  More...

Published: Feb 7, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Green Impact February League Table

The latest results of the Green Impact are in! As always, big congratulations to all teams involved - we have a record number of teams taking part and nearly 600 actions taken as a result of the programme so far. More...

Published: Feb 6, 2014 11:35:00 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.