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Reference Number EP/D075017/1
Title SKCC: Sustaining Knowledge for a Changing Climate
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 10%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 10%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electric power conversion) 5%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 5%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 70%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 30%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 30%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Education) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 20%;
Principal Investigator Professor J (Jim ) Hall
No email address given
Environmental Change Institute
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2006
End Date 31 March 2008
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £350,757
Industrial Sectors Construction; Financial Services
Region South East
Programme Energy Research Capacity
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor J (Jim ) Hall , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Professor M Cassar , The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (0.001%)
Professor J Handley , Environment and Development, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Professor PD Jones , Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Dr NW Blades , Bartlett Sch of Architecture & Planning, University College London (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Dr C Goodess , University of East Anglia (0.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , The Scottish Government (0.000%)
Project Contact , Construction Industry Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Climate Impacts Programme (0.000%)
Project Contact , Association of British Insurers (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Climate change is projected to have a significant impact upon buildings, infrastructure and utilities. The EPSRC funded programme of research called Building Knowledge for a Changing Climate (BKCC) has over the last three years advanced knowledge of the impacts of climate change on urban drainage, engineered slopes, the electricity supply industry, the aviation industry, historic buildings and infrastructure and the urban environment more generally. It has also developed specialised climate andsocio-economic scenarios for impacts assessment studies. Substantial research challenges remain in areas not addressed in the BKCC programme and in more systematic examination of the design and implementation of options for adaptation to climate change. An enthusiastic group of end users from industry and government has been assembled as part of the BKCC programme and have played an active role in the design, monitoring and dissemination of the research results.The Sustaining Knowledge for aChanging Climate will build upon the progress that has been made in BKCC and sustain the community of researchers and end users that has been assembled during BKCC. It will synthesise the results from all of the BKCC projects and present them in a high quality report that will be distributed widely to industry and at a high profile conference aimed at end users. It will continue research in areas of broad interest to industry particularly on problems that only received limited attention during BKCC. Specifically it will, through scoping and pilot studies, work shops and publications progress thinking on (i) use of probabilistic climate scenarios in planning and managing the built environment and infrastructure; (ii) adaptation options that can be beneficial in a range of sectors; (iii) impacts and adaptation in existing and new building stock and (iv) integrating adaptation and solutions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, SKCC will, through stakeholder and researcher workshops develop a coherent user-led plan for future research into the impacts of climate change on the built environment and infrastructure and development of adaptation solutions. This will prepare for major new research proposals in the field of climate impacts and adaptation
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Final Report (none)
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