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Reference Number EP/F04819X/1
Title EMU: Elephant & Castle MUSCo Case Study
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 25%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 25%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 40%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 40%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 5%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 5%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 15%;
Principal Investigator Professor D Butler
No email address given
Engineering Computer Science and Maths
University of Exeter
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2009
End Date 31 March 2011
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £502,743
Industrial Sectors Construction; Environment; Water
Region South West
Programme Energy : Engineering
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor D Butler , Engineering Computer Science and Maths, University of Exeter (99.993%)
  Other Investigator Prof M (Matthew ) Leach , Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Dr C Makropoulos , Engineering Computer Science and Maths, University of Exeter (0.001%)
Dr FA Memon , Engineering Computer Science and Maths, University of Exeter (0.001%)
Dr BS McIntosh , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr P Jeffrey , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr AC Davies , Business School, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr L Sharp , Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , BioRegional Development Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , Atkins (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ashfords Future (0.000%)
Project Contact , Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) (0.000%)
Project Contact , IPM-Net (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ofgem (0.000%)
Project Contact , Waterwise (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Environmental Agency (0.000%)
Project Contact , Southwark Council (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Progress towards sustainable development is gathering pace in the UK. Many government initiatives have been announced in recent years: the 2005 Sustainable Development Strategy: Securing the Future, the 2006 Code for Sustainable Homes, the initiation of the Academy for Sustainable Communities and the Communities England Agency. Activity and thinking are also being influenced by preparations for the 2012 Olympics. Targets set are challenging, aspirations are high, but there is no establishedor guaranteed road map to achieve them and traditionally separate and centralised delivery of water, energy and other services may not be able to deliver their share of the improvements needed. However, synergies, innovation, cost savings and environmental benefits may be achieved through more holistic thinking, different scales of provision, by greater integration between different service sectors and through different business delivery models. So far, there are few significant examples inthe UK of this approach. So, this timely research will explore the extent to which integrated urban utility service provision can contribute to this agenda and enhance the adaptive capacity of these systems, vital to ensure long-term sustainability under changing climatic, environmental, demographic and economic conditions. This will be demonstrated by working in partnership with Southwark Council as they promote and engage utility provision through a Multi Utility Services Company (MUSCo) at the Elephant & Castle Development
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