The Building Stock Laboratory at UCL Energy Institute works on methods for modelling stocks of buildings and their use of energy in detail, over large areas.
The Building Stock Laboratory developed the 3DStock method which provides snapshots of the state of building stock, as well as the SimStock model which uses dynamic simulation to make predictions of future performance.
The geographical focus of the Laboratory is on the UK, with some work in India and Peru.
In 2020 the Laboratory delivered the London Building Stock Model and the London Solar Opportunity Map to the Greater London Authority.
Members of the Building Stock Laboratory also advise the UK Governement Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Scientific applications of the models include studies of density and building height in relation to energy use; the potential for retrofitting the stock; and opportunities for waste heat recovery from underground sources.
- High-Rise Buildings
- London Building Stock Model (launching in 2020)
- London Solar Opportunity Map (launching in 2020)
- London Urban Sub-Terrain Energy Recovery (LUSTER)
- Post Construction Reporting Platform
- Comparison of EPCs against actual energy consumption for BEIS
- PhD projects
Head of the group