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Reference Number EP/K011839/1
Title RCUK CENTRE for ENERGY EPIDEMIOLOGY (CEE): the study of energy demand in a population.
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 25%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 75%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 90%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Principal Investigator Professor T (Tadj ) Oreszczyn
No email address given
Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 May 2013
End Date 31 October 2018
Duration 66 months
Total Grant Value £5,745,855
Industrial Sectors Energy; Manufacturing; Construction
Region London
Programme Energy, Energy : Engineering
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor T (Tadj ) Oreszczyn , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (99.979%)
  Other Investigator Dr G Owen , The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (0.001%)
Dr D Mumovic , The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (0.001%)
Dr M Davies , The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (0.001%)
Professor FT Smith , Mathematics, University College London (0.001%)
Dr H Titheridge , Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Professor BG Heydecker , Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Dr F Medda , Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Professor PM Jones , Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Lord J Hunt of Chesterton , Physics and Astronomy, University College London (0.001%)
Professor S Hailes , Computer Science, University College London (0.001%)
Dr AW Schafer , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Professor P (Paul ) Ekins , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Dr D (David ) Shipworth , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Professor N (Neil ) Strachan , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Professor RJ Lowe , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Dr P (Paul ) Ruyssevelt , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Dr T Smith , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Mr I Hamilton , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Professor Sir MG Marmot , Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (0.001%)
Professor M Girolami , Statistical Science, University College London (0.001%)
Professor F J (Francisco Javier ) de Cendra de Larragan , IE University, Segovia, Spain (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University College London (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , CIBSE (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aedas Architects Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Saving Trust Ltd (The) (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Energy Foundation (0.000%)
Project Contact , ETI (Energy Technologies Institute) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Johnson Controls Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , PassivSystems Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Committee on Climate Change (0.000%)
Project Contact , FuturICT (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wilmott Dixon Services Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Private Address (0.000%)
Project Contact , Intel Corporation, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Lisbon, Portugal (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Wollongong, Australia (0.000%)
Project Contact , Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract We propose an End Use Energy Demand (EUED) Centre focused on Energy Epidemiology to be located at the multidisciplinary UCL Energy Institute (UCL-Energy), which undertakes research on energy demand and energy systems. Energy Epidemiology uses data and modelling to study energy use in the real world, with the aim of understanding the interactions of policy, technology, infrastructure, people and culture. The Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) will: undertake primary data collection; advise on data collection; provide secure and ethical curation of a wealth of administrative, commercial and research data; link, develop and use innovative research methods; and support a structured research programme on energy demand intended to achieve a major reduction in UK carbon emissions. CEE will provide key research and policy insights at city, regional, national and international levels. It will support UK academics, policymakers and industry to research energy demand, by providing a cost-effective, secure and ethical bureau service for energy and related data. It will work closely with the new cross-government Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO) of DECC, the Energy Saving Trust, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and the new Open Data Institute (ODI) to marshal and maximise the value of existing and very large future sources of energy-related data ('big data'), ensuring the greatest impact for evidence-based energy demand research. The Centre will initiate and be a key player in an international network of energy epidemiologists, sharing research methods and undertaking cross-cultural comparisons of policies and technologies to reduce energy demand and to help the UK to meet its carbon targets.UCL-Energy:- has a clear focus on energy demand and its interaction with energy supply systems - this has been the core focus of UCL-Energy since its launch, with full UCL support, 35 months ago.- is multi- and interdisciplinary with lawyers, economists, social scientists, engineers, physicists, psychologists, architects, mathematicians and policy analysts co-located in open plan offices facilitating collaborative work. It has successfully worked with researchers from anthropology, English literature and history on energy demand problems.- makes an impact by supporting policy makers and industry to both set and achieve UK carbon targets. Examples of such support include the Green Deal, CCC budgets, smart meter rollout, and the development of products for reducing energy demand. UCL-Energy is the only university centre that has officially advised DECC's new EEDO, whose focus is squarely on EUED.- undertakes research of the highest quality; its staff were recognised as "world leading" by two successive EPSRC Platform Grant reviews. Roughly half its staff were submitted in the Built Environment UoA (30), for which UCL received the highest percentage (35%) of internationally leading staff (4*) in the UK. It holds the grant for the only Centre for Doctoral Training in energy demand.- is not sector-specific; it covers all energy uses and applies methods across sectors e.g. transport and buildings.- is managed as a coherent centre - this is facilitated by placing all staff under a single budget centre with a clear management structure. UCL-Energy is advised and guided by a prestigious International Advisory Board with CEOs and directors from leading companies around the world.- has leveraged a wide range of funding. From an initial UCL investment of 680k, it has so far raised 10m of external funding, including 2m from industry.- has strong leadership - its Director, Professor Tadj Oreszczyn has established a new academic department at UCL in less than 3 years, advises government at senior level, is on the boards of key organisations and has written several strategic papers on the future direction of energy demand research. - has critical mass and sustainability: UCL-Energy has 80 staff and PhD student
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