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
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
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
This year we launched NETpositive, a new online platform to help connect students with opportunities to make a positive social, environmental and economic impact during their time at UCL. The tool can be found at www.ucl.net-positive.org. More...
Published: Jan 13, 2014 11:39:00 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.