LoLo contributes to REF 2014 success at UCL and Loughborough University

LoLo contributes to REF 2014 success at UCL and Loughborough University
27th January 2015 Alison Parker

The London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand is proud to have contributed to UCL and Loughborough’s excellent results in the REF2014. The London-Loughborough Centre, is a partnership between the UCL Energy Institute and the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University.

REF2014 is the latest in a series of periodic reviews of university research and determines how the funding councils allocate £2bn a year of funding from 2015/16 onwards. The REF exercise confirmed that UCL and Loughborough offer, jointly, the best research environments in which to undertake built environment building energy research.

UCL-Energy and LoLo CDT (UCL) Director Bob Lowe commented: “I am delighted that the UCL Energy Institute has been able to play such a strong part in the Bartlett Faculty’s fantastic REF performance. In just five years, the UCL Energy Institute, which didn’t feature at all in the last research assessment exercise, has established itself as one of the strongest academic centres for energy research in the UK, particularly in the areas of energy demand and energy systems.”

Kevin Lomas, LoLo Director (Loughborough) added “the Building Energy Research Group at Loughborough has expanded massively since 2008, the REF research intensity result, which places us first nationally for built environment research, is testimony to the quality of our staff, our modelling and monitoring capability and the impact of our research.”

Read more about UCL and Loughborough’s achievements below:

UCL is now the UK’s top university and the Bartlett is the UK’s top centre for built environment research, in terms of excellence and size
Loughborough is the top UK University for built environment research as measured by research intensity – 100% of staff are conducting excellent research