A key aim for CEE is to promote and facilitate engagement with the wider community, including industry, government and academia. We work with these communities in the following ways:
- municipal government: pollution analysis, transport analysis in Greater London;
- national government: cost-benefit calculator covering changes to public health of domestic energy-efficiency interventions;
- industry: analysing domestic energy demand in partnership with a major utility;
- academia: 64 peer-reviewed journal papers published in the first 2 years of the Centre’s existence; setting up a data consortium amongst UK universities to share commercial data securely and affordably.
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
The Lancet Countdown on Climate Change and Health is an international collaboration of researchers, scientists and NGO’s who are tracking indicators on progress of tackling climate change. The UCL Energy Institute is leading the tracking of indicators related to Mitigation of climate change and its Financing.
Achieving a decarbonised global economy and securing the public health benefits it offers is no longer primarily a technical or economic question – it is now a political one. Many mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change are “no regret” options.
IEA EBC Annex 70 – Building Energy Epidemiology
Annex 70 is an international collaboration of researchers, industry and government from across the globe who are working to develop methods for improving the empirical evidence on energy demand in the building stock.
It will focus on the analyses of real building energy use at scale and the emerging field of energy epidemiology, which seeks to develop robust and multidisciplinary approaches to such analyses. Annex 70 will focus on identifying, reviewing, evaluating and producing leading edge methods for studying and modelling the building stock.
CEE researchers have been on a world tour, engaging the international community on energy epidemiology with presentations in Australia, China, India, USA, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Chile and Hong Kong.
CEE is leading 20 countries in the development of IEA Annex 70 and our researchers have been involved in the Marine Environment Protection Committee, and in defining global shipping efficiency standards. CEE is leading on carbon footprints and energy access as part of the Lancet 2030 Countdown tracking international progress on health and climate change.
Residential Energy Use in Oman
Working with PassivSystems, CEE were commissioned to conduct a nine-month scoping study into domestic energy use in Oman, using cutting-edge monitoring and modelling techniques.
The study highlighted specific problem areas, such as poor typical fabric performance and the impact of property size on consumption. Through this and potential future work, Oman’s Authority for Electricity Regulation can make more informed decisions on energy subsidies and design energy efficiency programmes that best benefit the Omani people.
CEE coordinates The Data Management and Access Group (DAMAGE) consisting of representatives from academia, government and industry.
The group works to improve the availability and quality of, research data in the sector to help promote stronger research in Energy Epidemiology research and related fields.
Building Performance Network
CEE has put together plans for a network of industry, academia and other professional bodies to support research in the field of building performance.
The network will work to address some of the key challenges in the field such as a lack of accessible, high quality data and a lack of skills to analyse and interpret such data. It will provide a forum for sharing best practice and develop a bank of knowledge and insights founded on high quality data.