UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


UCL IEDE partnership with AHMM to be awarded £200k from Innovate UK

12 March 2020

IEDE’s Professor Dejan Mumovic and Dr Esfand Burman have been awarded £200k from Innovate UK to work in partnership with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) to develop Net Zero Carbon Framework for large mixed-use commercial developments

Green high-rise buildings

IEDE's expertise in creating replicable design models for net zero carbon buildings to benchmark the energy performance of its development against other high-density mixed-use developments will be utilised on a new project jointly funded by Innovate UK and AHMM.

The IEDE team will bring the knowledge to develop these modelling techniques based on UCL’s large datasets of various types of buildings and building performance models based on existing building stock, following a composite benchmarking methodology. As the AHMM Design Team progress through each design stage, they will follow a decision tree of design solutions and strategies, accessing building performance simulation tools to evaluate which strategy to employ. For example, it will state the operational (in use) energy of a development and compare it to ‘best practice’ (top 10%) and ‘good practice’ (top 25%). AHMM is involved from concept through to practical completion and some post occupancy evaluation, identification of energy risks and mitigation measures throughout the design, procurement, construction and operation is critical to achieve net-zero carbon. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) will develop a risk assessment framework to be used for the entire building life cycle.

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