We work on a range of projects about innovative policy and practice for clean heat supply and low energy buildings.
Our research is collaborative, working with governments, public bodies, business and civil society, and is geared to co-development of knowledge and capacity building. We advise Scottish and UK Governments on low carbon heat and energy efficiency strategies, as well as on aspects of climate change plans, fuel poverty, heat supply standards and customer protections.
How are devolved, regional and local authorities responding differently to goals of low energy, low carbon development and building retrofit?
A multi-criteria evaluation of 25 low carbon heat and energy efficiency projects led by local authorities across Scotland.
How are the ‘problems’ of sustainable heat and energy efficiency understood in different countries and different cities, and how can they be solved?
Investigating energy plans and projects developed by UK Local Governments, in the context of our climate protection and clean energy policies.
What role do ‘cities’ play in sustainable energy transitions in the UK and elsewhere in Europe?
The Practitioner Group brings together a range of public sector, non-profit and commercial organisations actively developing or operating heat networks in Scotland.
Local Authority knowledge exchange network about district energy systems