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The NUS Green Impact programme has been in progress at UCL for the second year running. The programme encourages teams to undertake a number of actions to reduce their environmental impacts - thereby contributing to UCL's overall environmental sustainability programme. In 2011/12, 19 UCL teams signed up and completed actions as part of Green Impact. In 2012/13, 29 teams have got involved in the programme and undertaken actions ranging from the purchase of sustainable food to the use of UCL's waste reuse scheme, WarpIt. As a result of the programme, UCL was able to achieve the following More...
Published: May 2, 2013 11:55:53 AM
The next Green Champions Forum will take place on Wednesday April 10th 1-2pm in G01 Central House. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people and any dietary requirements. More...
Published: Mar 11, 2013 10:39:22 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.