EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment

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Organisation: University of Bath
Tags: CDT, University of Bath
Related theme: Engineering

The UK has the stated aim of an 80 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050 and this target can only be met if we transform our whole society. The built environment is responsible for 50 per cent of relevant emissions, making it the largest single emitter, and therefore it will need to be near fully decarbonised by that date. The key objective of the centre is to help meet this challenge. It is planned to meet the challenge of decarbonisation of the built environment through 8 research themes: (i) Materials/Structures; ii) Building Physics; (iii) Construction Management/Processes; (iv)Control and Digital Systems; (v)Social Science; (vi) Resilience and Climate Change; (vii) Architecture; (viii) Policy/Economics. These themes have been chosen to provide a platform for bridging the gap between academic research and an industrial and societal need.