About the Colloquium
Over 70 industry experts, students and academics came together to discuss the research activities and recent developments of the LoLo Centre, set against the backdrop of wider initiatives and the changing landscape of energy demand and the built environment. Discussion and networking sparked review of topical issues, and highlighted research opportunities, challenges and potential future collaborations.
Held at BMA House, home to the British Medical Association in Central London on Thursday 10 November 2011, students from both London and Loughborough shared their recent research through presentations and a poster session.
Attendees included MRes and PhD students from the London-Loughborough Centre, representatives from government (DECC, Homes and Communities agency) from industry, (Willmott Dixon, EDF, Hoare Lea, Tesco, AECOM and many more) as well as academics and selected affiliated students from both UCL and Loughborough University. Members of the Centre’s Advisory Board also played an active role.
External stakeholders and academics voted for the best posters, with David Veitch of the UCL Energy Institute winning the ‘People’s Prize’ for his Masters dissertation project ‘How can high-resolution temperature traces be used to assess dwelling thermal performance?’ and Ella Quigley of Loughborough winning the LoLo Management Team award for her PhD project ‘Offsite Volumetric Construction and Low Carbon Homes’.
The event also offered the opportunity to hear about and discuss Tesco’s sustainability targets in relation to its built estate from keynote speaker Bukky Bird, Head of Environment for Tesco Property. Bukky also spoke about Tesco’s interests and priorities for low carbon initiatives, as well as the opportunities and obstacles in meeting these challenges.
The day concluded with a review of the successes of the past year and the plans for the LoLo Centre in 2012.