Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources


Student research for a sustainable future

07 February 2023, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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Discover our Master’s students novel research, tackling global sustainability challenges across Energy, Sustainable Resources, Heritage and Environmental Design and Engineering.

This event is free.

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UCL Sustainability & Higher Education Initiative

Join our dissertation research showcase to learn how our students are applying knowledge gained from their Masters degrees to solve sustainability challenges with their own original research.

Five students selected from across The Bartlett School of Environment Energy and Resources will present their work, showcasing the highlights of our 2021/22 cohort’s dissertations. We’ll be announcing the students presenting in the coming weeks - keep an eye on our social media channels and this page for the line-up.

Student presentations include:

Retrofitting proposal for a dwelling in London considering unintentional health consequences and Energy Efficiency Measures - Rodrigo Martinez Perez, Environmental Design and Engineering MSc
This dissertation introduces a case study where a variation in the retrofitting methodology approach is proposed and the implementation of retrofitting measures shifts towards the interest of occupants' health while energy consumption is still reduced. Energy-efficient dwellings must ensure a healthier indoor environment in the long term.

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in Energy Planning in Kenya – Status-quo and Action Points for Improvement - Janina Fuchs, Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment MSc
The energy needs of marginalised groups are often overlooked in mainstream, top-down energy planning approaches. Based on qualitative interviews with stakeholders in the Kenyan energy sector, my thesis examines the status quo of inclusion of marginalised groups in energy planning and identifies action points for improvement.

Assessing the effectiveness of passive cooling design strategies to reduce overheating in epilepsy care homes in the UK - Varsha Kakuturu, Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings MSc
Under a changing climate, indoor overheating in care settings is becoming a growing problem. In epilepsy care facilities, there has been evidence that high temperatures may increase seizure activity. This study evaluates the risks of overheating in care settings for epilepsy in the UK for present and future climate change scenarios and examines the impact of passive cooling strategies to mitigate overheating. The findings of this study can be useful for the design of care settings under climate change and can inform heat management guidance for public health professionals and care home managers.

This webinar has been organised as part of the UCL Sustainability & Higher Education Initiative - a new initiative drive forward sustainability higher education around the world and link our network of academics, alumni and students with the rest of Higher Education and general public interested in sustainability. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.