Find out more about the additional projects the Centre For Future Homes is involved in.
Low-carbon development work
The project uses a development of 12 Midlands Heart homes to show how the Future Homes Standard can be achieved cost effectively without any unintended consequences, whilst understanding the needs of occupiers.
The EcRoFit project offers precision software for Smart Building Energy Assessment iRet to support players in the new build and retrofit markets for domestic and non-domestic buildings, and engages with busineses who assess buildings and supply, install and maintain energy saving solutions.
Working with the council, this project helps not only analyse technical opportunities but also the way they interact with occupants and the challenges of delivering social housing.
The construction industry is aware of the difficulties of decarbonising the supply chain. This research is looking at reducing the use of single life plastic and embodied carbon in the delivery of new homes.
Occupant engagement through technology for reducing environmental emissions
Helping create a government home user guide, the guide will support occupiers to operate new technologies appropriately and energy efficiently as well as understanding how to live in and adaps their home.
This research project aims to use a user’s context to estimate environmental impact and make predictions about future behaviour to nudge them into lower environmental impact.
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