UCL Energy Institute


Institute awarded historic third Platform Grant

14 September 2017

UCL BSEER has been awarded a historic third Platform Grant by the EPSRC.


UCL’s Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) is delighted to announce the successful renewal of the EPSRC Complex Built Environment Systems (CBES) Platform Grant ‘Built Environment Systems Thinking’.

This grant, the third of its kind won by the CBES group, represents the only current Platform Grant given in the Built Environment area, and only one of two currently held by a department at UCL. There are just 52 Platform Grants in the whole country.

UCL BSEER consists of UCL’s Energy Institute, Institute for Sustainable Resources, Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, and the Institute for Sustainable Heritage all of which are part of the CBES Platform Grant.

Platform grants support established UK groups considered to be world leading in their fields. They are a flexible mechanism of providing underpinning funding to well established, world leading research groups.

With the grant, BSEER and partners aim to develop a new strategic programme of research aimed at informing the scientific understanding of the systemic nature of a sustainable built environment. The grant will support retention and career development of key staff members through bridging between projects and by funding concept development project work. The grant also allows BSEER to build knowledge exchange through industry fellowships, collaborative projects and internships for platform staff.

Tadj Oreszczyn, Director of UCL BSEER and Professor of Energy and Environment, said: 

“I am delighted that the hard work of all the Institutes that constitute BSEER has been recognized by EPSRC as world leading. This grant will help BSEER retain this position and strengthen it further."

View full details of the grant on the EPSRC website. 

Organisations involved:

  • University College London, United Kingdom (Lead Research Organisation)
  • Public Health England, United Kingdom (Project Partner)
  • Smithsonian Institution, United States (Project Partner)
  • UK Government, United Kingdom (Project Partner)
  • NHBC Foundation, United Kingdom (Project Partner)
  • Buro Happold Limited, United Kingdom (Project Partner)
  • CIBSE, United Kingdom (Project Partner)
  • Department for Communities and Local Gov (Project Partner)
  • UKCIP, United Kingdom (Project Partner)
  • Greater London Authority, United Kingdom (Project Partner)
  • AHR Architects (Project Partner)
  • IHBC (Inst of Historic Building Conserv) (Project Partner)
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio (Project Partner)
  • The Library of Congress, United States (Project Partner)
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) (Project Partner)
  • Department for Culture Media and Sport, United Kingdom (Project Partner)