The Sustainability Team are gathering ideas, views and insights into how we can all create a more sustainable UCL. After all, no one knows your departments, buildings and your work like you do. More...
Published: Oct 29, 2014 10:34:00 AM
The Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur has returned to find more student-led sustainable business ideas. And London City Hall is looking for ambassadors to promote the competition. More...
Published: Oct 27, 2014 3:45:00 PM
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
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.