LoLo – Annual Colloquium 2012

LoLo – Annual Colloquium 2012
8th October 2012 Alison Parker

The LoLo Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand brings together two leading energy research institutes, the UCL Energy Institute and the Building Energy Research Group in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University.

The third LoLo Annual Colloquium will bring together members of the energy demand community from across a wide range of science, engineering, economics, psychology, sociology and built environment disciplines along with external stakeholders from industry, government and commerce with three main objectives:

  • To showcase the research activity of our growing study body of 34 Master of Research and PhD students through presentation and poster sessions;
  • To provide our students with the opportunity to present the outputs of their highly relevant and topical research to members of the energy demand community;
  • To provide an opportunity to meet our students, the energy pioneers of tomorrow, for discussion and networking to review emerging issues, and identify research opportunities and potential collaborations.

Our research themes include systems (energy dynamics, building stocks, policy, demographics); technologies; people (society, behaviour and attitudes) and building performance (measurement, indoor environment, energy use).

Two major themes include the deepening of our understanding of building physics and its applications to energy demand reduction, example presentations:

  • Error & Uncertainty in whole house heat loss (Co-Heating) measurements
  • Investigating a Rapid, Non-Invasive, Low Cost Diagnostic Tool for Determining Domestic Building’s Thermal Performance
  • Developing improved methods for measurement of ventilation rates in occupied dwellings

And the interaction between buildings and its users, example presentations:

  • Occupant behaviour following retrofit: uncovering mechanisms behind changes in space heating demand
  • Digital energy control and impacts on households’ space heating behaviours
  • Reducing Heat Demand of UK Schools: Maximising efficient use of heating controls

Followed by an interactive poster session and closing address: “Energy Demand in the Built Environment” – By David Mackay FRS, Chief Scientific Advisor, DECC and Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Cambridge

The Colloquium will be held at the Wellcome Collection from 09.45 till approximately 17.00, followed by a drinks reception until 18.30.

Full programme [PDF]
List of attendees [PDF]

For a full list of our student projects visit our project pages. If you are interested in attending please email Alison Parker (