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Reference Number EP/L013681/1
Title TEDDINET: network of (Build)TEDDI projects
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 15%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 100%
Principal Investigator Dr D (Dan ) van der Horst
No email address given
Sch of Geography, Earth & Env Sciences
University of Birmingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 2013
End Date 31 July 2018
Duration 59 months
Total Grant Value £559,981
Industrial Sectors Communications; Energy
Region West Midlands
Programme Digital Economy : Digital Economy, Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr D (Dan ) van der Horst , Sch of Geography, Earth & Env Sciences, University of Birmingham (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Professor GP Harrison , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr HC Lovell , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr RA Buswell , Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr SK Firth , Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Professor TM Hassan , Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Professor J (Janette ) Webb , School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr N Goddard , Sch of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor J Moore , Sch of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
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Abstract Reducing (and shifting) energy demand is a vital component to more sustainable energy use. Information and communication technologies (ICT) are a key enabling factor to improved demand management, opening (in principle at least) the road not only to smart meters and smart grids, but also to smart citizens who are more aware of their energy use and are acting on that information to reduce energy bills and energy wastage in their daily life.The Research Councils UK, through their Digital Economy and Energy programmes, are supporting a very substantial amount of research on the impacts of digital innovation on energy demand reduction in all aspects of life. In total 22 million has been committed to 22 interdisciplinary research projects under two related calls; 'Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation' (TEDDI, 2009) and 'Transforming Energy Demand in Buildings through Digital Innovation' (BuildTEDDI, 2011). No fewer than 29 universities and over 70 high-profile commercial and government organisations are involved in the (Build)TEDDI programme. Across such a large programme there are many potential opportunities for collaboration, including knowledge sharing, pooling of resources, collaborative data mining etc. But with each project team needing to focus on the delivery of their own research objectives, there is little time and breathing space to explore, build and maintain collaborations across the 21 projects.We are asking for resources to create a network for all the (build)TEDDI projects to ensure that all opportunities for collaboration are identified and utilised. Over a 4 year period we propose a range of activities to improve communication and knowledge exchange between research and stakeholder communities (industry sectors and policy makers), to build a strong and cohesive research community and maximise academic collaboration between the 22 (build)TEDDI projects for improved project outputs and increased research impacts. We have deeloped plans for a total of 14 different types of activities, including engagement with relevant industry sectors to ensure that research findings, experiments and experiences are stimulating innovations and industrial development; stronger and more sustained debate with policy makers to improve the provision of evidence for policy; a 'single shop front' to present all (Build)TEDDI projects and their outputs to date; a pooling of research data and academic publications; systematic and comprehensive dissemination programme of project findings to targeted audiences and stakeholders
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Added to Database 26/09/13