Minimising Energy in Construction


Our long-term vision is for the built environment to be designed cost-effectively, based on whole life cycle energy consumption using minimum material resource for appropriate performance. Our immediate ambition is to use feasibility studies to identify and address sources of wasted embodied energy, value-less cost, and performance over-design in the construction industry to transform sector wide design practice and define the research areas that will underpin this transformation.

This project is funded by the EPSRC, in grant EP/P033679/1, led by Dr John Orr.


Survey of Structural Engineering Practice

Help our research by completing a short online survey, which examines culture and practice in structural engineering design relating to embodied energy. The survey will ask you questions about your current design practice.

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