Commercial research and consultancy

The academics are close to the most current thinking in academia and industry. Knowledge generated through research can help shape your business and solve new problems. The School of the Built Environment undertakes a wide range of commercial research and consultancy to support your business.

Some of the key projects we have recently undertaken are:

  • Department of Energy and Climate Change – Green Deal Go Early Monitoring – this 2-year programme looks at the impact of sustainable retrofit on homes in the UK. The Energy and Buildings Team are currently monitoring 35 homes to assess their energy performance and internal environment.
  • Hitatchi Europe – The Applied Buildings and Energy Research Group worked with Hitatchi Europe to develop a strategy to allow them to evaluate a major new deployment of an innovative energy system. The work included both technical and social aspects of evaluation.