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Reference Number EP/D507065/1
Title Engaging the School Community in Building for a Sustainable Future
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 25%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Education) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 50%;
Principal Investigator Professor PD Fleming
No email address given
Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)
De Montfort University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 08 December 2005
End Date 07 July 2006
Duration 7 months
Total Grant Value £18,788
Industrial Sectors Construction; Environment
Region East Midlands
Programme Public Engagement
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor PD Fleming , Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), De Montfort University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Prof M (Malcolm ) Cook , Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Dr A (Tony ) Dowsett , Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), De Montfort University (0.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Building Research Establishment (BRE) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Leicester City Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for Education and Skills (0.000%)
Project Contact , Judgemeadow Community College (0.000%)
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Abstract The project will work with the four schools in the first phase of Leicester's Building Schools for the Future programme. Pupils, teachers and governors will engage with the science, engineering and technology available to help achieve a sustainable school. Visits to low energy buildings, workshops with low building energy experts and classroom discussions will be used to increase the knowledge, awareness and experience of a more sustainable school community. The pupils, teachers and governors will then engage with both local and national policy makers at a further workshop. They will again address the requirements for a more sustainable school. The focus will be on minimising energy consumption and maximising renewable energy technologies but will also include materials, travel to school and the use of the school building as an educational resource. It would therefore address both the technical and non-technical issues about integrating education for sustainable development into new schools. The end result will be pupils, teachers and governors who are better informed about the multiple benefits of a more sustainable school
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