A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Energy Demand Reduction & the Built Environment – a collaboration between the UCL Energy Institute and Loughborough University – has been funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC).
The centre will receive £5.8 million over the next eight years to support 40 students through a four year doctorate programme in energy demand reduction in buildings. A further 40 students will be supported from the partner universities’ own funds. The strategic aim is to educate the next generation of highly skilled and broadly based energy researchers to lead and support the complex, multidisciplinary task of driving down energy demand and CO2 emissions from the UK building stock. The new CDT will be the premier centre for such leadership training in the UK.
The first intake of CDT in Energy Demand Reduction & the Built Environment doctorate students will join in October 2009.
The UCL Energy Institute is the mechanism to bring together a wide range of perspectives, understandings and procedures in energy research, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. It brings together multidisciplinary teams, providing critical mass and capacity for large projects. In particular, the UCL Energy Institute develops and undertakes research in the area of energy-demand reduction, to improve energy security and facilitate a transition to a low-carbon economy.