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Reference Number 2002-9-83-4-2
Title Training for new and renewable energy in the built environment
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy) 50%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 20%;
Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 20%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Other Renewables) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 80%;
Applied Research and Development 20%;
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Education) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 20%;
Principal Investigator Dr P Rowley
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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Loughborough University
Award Type 3
Funding Source Carbon Trust
Start Date 01 October 2003
End Date 30 July 2005
Duration 22 months
Total Grant Value £91,238
Industrial Sectors
Region East Midlands
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr P Rowley , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Faraday: INREB (Integration of New and Renewable Energy in Buildings) (0.001%)
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Objectives There is a recognised need for effective knowledge transfer and focused skills development in new and renewable technologies at all levels of the construction industry. This project will address a core aspect of this need by developing an integrated Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training package for targeted "catalyst" groups including planners, architects, building services engineers and energy facilities managers).
Abstract Domestic, commercial and industrial buildings account for 47% of total UK carbon emissions. By reducing the energy consumption of new buildings via appropriate design and by the integration of new and renewable energy technologies, significant reductions in carbon emissions can be achieved, helping to deliver the Government's ambitious targets for renewable generation and carbon emission reduction. The attainment of these goals is currently hampered by a lack of appropriate skills andknowledge amongst key groups. To address these issues, CATALYSE brings together a team of experts with skills and expertise unrivalled in the UK to provide tailored, flexible and distance training packages for key "catalyst" target groups involved in the supply/design/construction chain. These groups include planners, architects, building services engineers and energy facilities managers among others. By addressing the needs of these key groups, the objectives of CATALYSE will be attained. In addition to the development of quality assured training packages, the full potential of CATALYSE will be achieved via effective marketing, evaluation, and continual improvements to the training product range, along with the additional leverage provided by other related skills development programmes. Individual work packages and deliverables have been designed in close cooperation with the construction industry, and combine best practice training development approaches to offer 'just-in time' tailored skills development packages designed around the needs of individuals. Currently, training packages are being developed to meet the needs of professionals within the commercial development sector, including practitioners working within the PFI, health and education sectors. For more information, please contact the lead organisatio
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