Housing & Energy
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Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics
This one-day course introduces participants to sophisticated spatial analysis and spatial modelling approaches that can be used to understand retail sector dynamics. We focus on the analysis of complex interactions between retail demand (consumers) and the retail supply side (retail stores). The tools that we introduce are applied widely by the commercial retail sector and […]\nThe post Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics appeared first on CDRC.28/01/19
Spatial microsimulation modeling for residential energy demand of England in an uncertain future
High quality infrastructure is crucial to economic success and the sustainability of society. Infrastructures for services, such as transport, energy, and water supply, also have long lead times, and therefore require effective long-term planning. In this paper, we report on work undertaken as part of the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium to construct long-term models […]\nThe post Spatial microsimulation modeling for residential energy demand of England in an uncertain future appeared first on CDRC.30/01/18
Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Retail Applications
This one-day course provides an introduction to applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis in understanding retail sector dynamics. We focus on the visualisation and analysis of data related to retail supply (e.g. store catchments) and demand (including geodemographics) at national, regional and local scales. We consider commercial and public sector applications of […]\nThe post Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Retail Applications appeared first on CDRC.15/10/18
Comparing Smart Scheme Effects for Congested Highways
A high level objective for many international governments and local operators is that highways should be managed in a way that is sustainable in terms of a Low Carbon Energy future. Recent initiatives such as the Strategic Transport Technology Plan and the policy and legal framework promoted by the European Commissions’ Intelligent Transport System (ITS) […]\nThe post Comparing Smart Scheme Effects for Congested Highways appeared first on CDRC.26/01/18
Quality and Reliability Network: “Electronic Systems Reliability Approach”
Thank you to our Host: We are excited to introduce a wider scope of our Quality and Reliability network that will now include, not only chip level, but also the electronic system level concerns for reliability. The event will provide insight on how companies across various sectors and tiers are approaching this challenge and how [...]
Project Progress Report 2014
Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash 'could pay for green transition'
- Damian Carrington Environment editor
Redirecting small portion of subsidies would unleash clean energy revolution, says reportSwitching just some of the huge subsidies supporting fossil fuels to renewables would unleash a runaway clean energy revolution, according to a new report, significantly cutting the carbon emissions that are driving the climate crisis.Coal, oil and gas get more than $370bn (£305bn) a year in support, compared with $100bn for renewables, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) report found. Just 10-30% of the fossil fuel subsidies would pay for a global transition to clean energy, the IISD said. Continue reading...
Project Closedown Report
Assessment and Nonlinear Modeling of Wave, Tidal and Wind Energy Converters and Turbines
Offshore renewable energy (ORE) sources, such as offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters, and tidal and current turbines, have experienced rapid growth in the past decade. The combination of wave, wind, and current energy devices in hybrid marine platforms that use synergies through proper combinations has been a recent scientific focus. The new concepts and structures being investigated require developing new design and analysis approaches that implement novel numerical modeling tools and simulation methods, thus advancing science, technology, and engineering. ORE structures may be subject to complex loads and load effects, which demand comprehensive and accurate numerical modeling representations of the physics underpinning the problem. Important factors that affect design, functionality, structural integrity, and performance of offshore structures include (but are not limited to): fluid–structure interactions, controller actions, intense dynamic effects, nonlinear loadings, extreme and harsh weather conditions, and impact pressure loads. Furthermore, these factors cannot be considered in isolation, since each factor is potentially coupled with another, requiring fully coupled models. To enable further growth in reliable ORE technologies, more advanced numerical tools and nonlinear modeling are needed.