UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


IEDE joins new UCL Building Envelope Research Network

24 February 2021

The Building Envelope Research Network (BERN@UCL) is a cross-faculty research network established to coordinate and promote interdisciplinary research into all aspects of building envelopes.


BERN@UCL was launched internally on Monday 22 February. It is a network coordinated by Peter Rickaby, Manager of the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings, which hopes to provide national and international leadership on building envelope research. The launch was attended by over 40 academics from across UCL including UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering Director, Professor Dejan Mumovic, who discussed what BERN aims to achieve. 

Professor Mumovic said:

The BERN@UCL embraces the multi-faceted complexities of the domestic and non-domestic buildings through sustainable design, construction, and operation. Developing a coherent and comprehensive building envelope research programme and building relationships with the Further Education Colleges in East London is the key to the delivery of sustainable built environments." 


The role of BERN@UCL is: 

  • To coordinate UCL’s research on building envelopes and promote collaboration between researchers and established groups. 

  • To engage with Government, professional bodies and industry to help set the research agenda and promote UCL’s expertise. 

  • To help to integrate knowledge of building envelopes into UCL’s teaching. 

If you are affiliated with UCL and have experience or interest in building envelope research please sign up below.

Get involved

The members of BERN@UCL are: 

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