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Reference Number EP/T022906/1
Title A Network for Heating and Cooling Research to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Future (H+C Zero Network)
Status Started
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 50%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 25%;
Principal Investigator Dr AJ Smallbone
No email address given
Mechanical and Systems Engineering
Newcastle University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2020
End Date 30 June 2025
Duration 57 months
Total Grant Value £1,159,698
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region North East
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr AJ Smallbone , Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Newcastle University (99.991%)
  Other Investigator Dr T Fawcett , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr A Burluka , Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr H Bao , Engineering, Durham University (0.001%)
Dr C Adams , Engineering, Durham University (0.001%)
Professor SA Tassou , Sch of Engineering and Design, Brunel University (0.001%)
Professor P Taylor , Process, Environmental and Material Eng, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor J Gluyas , Earth Sciences, Durham University (0.001%)
Dr D P Jenkins , Sch of Energy, Geosci, Infrast & Society, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr A Peacock , Sch of Energy, Geosci, Infrast & Society, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , E.ON UK (formerly PowerGen) (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Sheffield (0.000%)
Project Contact , New and Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nestle UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sintef, Norway (0.000%)
Project Contact , North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Durham County Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Chartered Institute of Building (0.000%)
Project Contact , Heat Pump Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tata Steel UK Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Systems Catapult Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , GE (General Electric Company) UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , ENA - Energy Networks Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , Star Refrigeration Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Association for Decentralised Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Centro de Investigaciones Energíticas, Medioambientales y Tecnolígicas (CIEMAT), Spain (0.000%)
Project Contact , Confederation of Paper Industries (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cadscan Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Kensa Group Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Power Roll (0.000%)
Project Contact , Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) (0.000%)
Project Contact , AGFW (0.000%)
Project Contact , Agility Eco Services Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Euroheat & Power aisbl (0.000%)
Project Contact , European Energy Research Alliance AISBL (0.000%)
Project Contact , GT Energy UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Leuphana University (0.000%)
Project Contact , NMAM Institute of Technology (NMAMIT) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Royal Academy of Engineering (0.000%)
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Abstract Decarbonising both heating and cooling across residential, business and industry sectors is fundamental to delivering the recently announced net-zero greenhouse gas emissions targets. Such a monumental change to this sector can only be delivered through the collective advancement of science, engineering and technology combined with prudent planning, demand management and effective policy.The aim of the proposed H+C Zero Network will be to facilitate this through funded workshops, conferences and secondments which in combination will enable researchers, technology developers, managers, policymakers and funders to come together to share their progress, new knowledge and experiences. It will also directly impact on this through a series of research funding calls which will offer seed funding to address key technical, economic, social, environmental and policy challenges.The proposed Network will focus on the following five themes which are essential for decarbonising heating and cooling effectively:Theme 1 Primary engineering technologies and systems for decarbonisationTheme 2 Underpinning technologies, materials, control, retrofit and infrastructureTheme 3 Future energy systems and economicsTheme 4 Social impact and end users' perspectives Theme 5 Policy Support and leadership for the transition to net-zer
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Added to Database 02/07/21