|29 Oct 2009||12:00pm - 2:00pm||CRASSH 17 Mill Lane|
An interdisciplinary approach for decarbonising the built environment
Session Co-ordinator: Scott Kelly
Speakers from the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University (TBC)
Recent research highlights from the Environmental Change Institute
A framework for modelling decarbonisation: perspectives from engineering and economics.
Many engineering-based models exist that aim to measure the energy consumption, efficiency and carbon emissions from the built environment. These models take physical approach to quantify energy consumption based on real-world physical limits. Likewise, there are a number models based on consumer demand theory which attempt to predict how households make decisions about energy demand. In order to build an accurate picture for how energy, comfort and appliance choice will affect the decarbonisation of the built environment a multidisciplinary approach is required that considers both the physical environment and the human-centric economic environment. This talk will give recent experiences in modelling the decarbonisation of the built environment.
All welcome. No registration required
For more information about the group please visit the link on the right hand side of this page