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Share your images of sustainability

Green UCL is gathering your interpretations and visualisations of key sustainability themes for their Annual Report. Winning entries will receive a £50 prize and coverage in this widely-read report.  More...

Published: Jan 28, 2015 2:42:00 PM

UCL's People & Planet University League 2015 score

Compiled by student campaigning organisation People & Planet, the University League is an independent ranking of UK universities on their environmental and ethical performance.  More...

Published: Jan 20, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Pop-up cycling cafes from London By Cycle

Never ridden a bike before but want to try? Got a new bike and looking for advice on good routes? Ride a little but wish you were more confident? Just want a free coffee and to chat about bikes? More...

Published: Jan 12, 2015 11:08:00 AM

The Christmas Switch Off: your impact

Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Christmas Switch Off. The savings you’ve helped make really is proof that we can all play a part in improving UCL’s environmental impact.  More...

Published: Jan 9, 2015 9:50:00 AM

Craig Robertson (UCL Energy Institute): Rally Round the Data! The role of energy data feedback in building design and construction practice.

This research projects explores the role that building energy consumption data could play in supporting decisions in the UK construction industry.
There is a drive to reduce the carbon emissions associated with new and existing buildings; incentives and legislation aim to encourage or oblige designers, managers, owners and builders to address building energy consumption. However this has often led to lower predicted rather than actual energy consumption.
A number of barriers, perceived and actual exist which prevent construction industry decision makers from collecting energy data to diagnose the problems that lead to this discrepancy. More still which prevent this knowledge being applied to future work.
This poster outlines a mixed methodology for exploring the landscape of legislation, guidance and incentives as well as the social, economic and reputational barriers that prevent effective action. The outcome of this work will be a data visualisation targeting information to improve energy related decisions.