Research and development

As a team, we have two decades of involvement in research and development on an international basis.

Our current areas of research focus on:

Zero carbon buildings

This involves monitoring and mapping energy flows in buildings
Controlling ventilation and minimising infiltration
Calculating temperature gradients across solid structure
Optimising appliance use
Optimising water use and heating
Installation of renewable energy sources


This involves examining how people react to building designs
Potential for intelligent energy systems
Appropriate displays and controls
Thermal comfort
Customer involvement in energy saving.


We have also recently been involved in:

Smart grid and distributed generation (GREAT project)
Energy supply chains (GOOSE project)
Solar applications in the tropics.