UCL Energy Institute


UCL-Energy appoints Colin Calder as a member of the International Advisory Board

26 June 2014

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Colin Calder, the CEO and Founder of PassivSystems, a provider of intelligent connected energy services for residential homes and for optimising solar PV assets, has been appointed to the University College London Energy Institute’s (“UCL-Energy”) International Advisory Board.

This appointment comes after four years of collaboration with UCL through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (“KTP”), joint doctoral studies and collaboration on commercial projects in the UK and Oman.

Research projects that the Company has conducted with UCL includes work with Dr. David Shipworth into the development of building simulation models for the testing of heating controls, the UCL-Energy Micro Distributed Energy Project, “an Intelligent recommendation project for improved home energy management”, as well as a research project commissioned by the Authority for Electricity Regulation into energy efficiency in Oman.

PassivSystems has also been named as one of UCL’s industrial partners in the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology, and in 2013 it was awarded the KTP Business of the Year Award.

Commenting on the appointment of Colin Calder, Lady Barbara Judge, Chairman of the UCL Energy Institute, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Colin to the Advisory Board of the UCL Energy Institute. Having worked with Colin and PassivSystems for a number of years it is clear that his significant knowledge and experience in this area will be of great value to the Institute in the future.”