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EPSRC-ESRC-DST joint call: Energy Demand Reduction in the Built Environment

The UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) jointly invite proposals for research projects focussing on reducing energy demand in the built environment as part of the Newton-Bhabha Fund.

Three key topics for the call have been identified:

  • Peak demand reduction through improved building envelopes, low-energy cooling & heating, social practices of adaptive thermal comfort and post occupancy evaluation
  • City- and community-level energy efficient technologies, research to provide guidance to urban planning, and community design and management for energy
  • Integration of information, communication and renewable energy technologies at building, community, and city level interventions.

Interdisciplinary proposals, considering the socio-economic factors of energy demand interventions in the above areas are strongly encouraged

Up to £3.8 million is being made available from UK partners, with matched resources from DST.

This UK-India joint initiative is one out of the many mutually benefitting research programmes in the energy sector, that illustrate strong research partnership between the two nations.

The deadline for applications is 16:00 (GMT) 15 March 2017.

Full details of the opportunity can be found here.

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