Category Archives: sustainability

Electric Vehicles – BBC Radio Berks

Today Dr Phil Coker from University of Reading was interviewed by  Bill Buckley of BBC Radio Berkshire about government plans for electric vehicles by 2040.  When asked about how the increased demand for electricity will be met,  Dr Coker explained … Continue reading

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TSBE Conference Papers 2017

The papers  written and presented by the doctoral students of the TSBE Centre at the latest conference are available on our website https://www.reading.ac.uk/tsbe/NewsandEvents/Events/tsbe-events-engineering-doctorate-conference.aspx An overview of our research can be seen by watching our short video http://www.closeupresearch.com/tsbecentre/ .

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TSBE Centre Conference 2017

The conference buzzed with the TSBE Centre’s sustainability research developments, with presentations ranging from’ virtually manipulating landscapes to assess ecological impacts from large infrastructure’ (Katie McCausland & Costain) to ‘Energy storage in power distribution networks by Max Zangers’. The winner … Continue reading

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Decision making in complex world – from Royal Marine Major to TSBE EngD students

EngD students at the TSBE Centre had a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the diverse experiences of a Royal Marine and learn how military grade decision making techniques are applied to solve complex situations. Gareth Tennant is a … Continue reading

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University of Reading on a mission to reduce carbon emissions

Green targets: The University’s mission to reduce its carbon emissions, and its aims to go further, was the subject of a feature in The Environmentalist magazine. Read our news story here.

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#2017 CIBSE ASHRAE technical symposium

Ana Rodriguez-Arguelles presents at 2017 CIBSE ASHRAE technical symposium on behalf of TSBE Center. The symposium took place at Loughborough University, under the topic  “Delivering Resilient High Performance Buildings” and aimed to provide evidence of the successful adoption of resilience … Continue reading

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4th LV Workshop and TVCC Energy Seminar – Summary and Slides

We had another successful event! The 4th LV workshop and the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Energy Seminar were held at the University of Reading on the 1st and 2nd of March. This joint event aimed to share recent developments … Continue reading

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Learnings from two DNO innovation projects – the closedown event

Two flagship innovation projects, led by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), have come to a conclusion after 5 years of hard work and persistence.  The closedown event, held at the home of Institution of Engineering and Technology on the … Continue reading

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Katharine van Someren attends SET International Conference on behalf of TSBE Centre

Kate’s  abstract entitled ‘Analysing the lighting performance gap between predicted and actual carbon dioxide emissions in academic classrooms’ and based on her research sponsored by the TSBE Centre and University of Reading was submitted to the 16th International Conference on Sustainable … Continue reading

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RICS publish new research report on Smart Cities, Big Data and the Built Environment.

The interconnected agendas of smart cities, big data and open data, on the face of it, provide bold and exciting opportunities for built environment professionals. With a focus at the city level, this research examines the development of data platforms … Continue reading

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