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UCL has been awarded Gold EcoCampus certification following an audit of its Environmental Sustainability Management System. Currently used in nearly half of Russell Group universities, EcoCampus is a leading tool to assess environmental management in Higher Education. More...
Published: Nov 28, 2013 3:46:00 PM
UCLoo Festival is an exciting series of hands-on activities and events based on research relating to the challenge of redesigning the toilet for the 21st century. The festival’s convenors are Sarah Bell (UCL Urban Laboratory Co-Director), Barbara Penner (Bartlett School of Architecture) and Tse-Hui Teh (Bartlett School of Planning). It opens on UN World Toilet Day on the 19th November and runs until the 3rd December. More...
Published: Nov 19, 2013 12:48:00 PM
Tia Kansara (UCL Energy Institute): Occupant Satisfaction in buildings in Abu Dhabi
This paper discusses the Kansara Survey and its use in the built environment in Abu Dhabi. A representative sample of twenty buildings is taken from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s database. The Kansara Survey is based on the “Building in Use Survey” developed by Adrian Leaman and Bill Bordass of the Usable Building Trust. The survey is constructed to test the level of health and well-being inside the buildings of employees and residents. How are occupants impacted by thermal comfort and what recommendations are there for future buildings in high heat-stress countries?