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KAP – (Knowledge, Awareness, Prediction)                                             

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Dr Rick Greenough

Sponsor(s) EU 7th Framework - €7.5M
Partners

SAP AG, ATOS, EMIC, IESD, IFD, INTEL, LMS, MISSLER, NMISA, OPTIMITIVE, TECNALIA, TUB, UNITN, VOLVO

The KAP research project aims to provide manufacturing standards to ensure that every existing resource can be used as efficiently as possible through the effective coordination of man, machine, material, and method

 

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REEMAIN (Resource and Energy Efficient Manufacturing) 

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Dr Rick Greenough

Sponsor(s) EU 7th Framework - €6.1M
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De Montfort University, Solera GmbH, youris.com, Fraunhofer IWU, R2M Solution, EURAC, BOSSA, Galletas Gullón, S.A., Est Enerji, dr. jakob energy research, IES - Integrated Environmental Solutions, Ikerlan S. Coop., SCM Group SpA - Fonderie, CRIT Research, Fundación CARTIF, and AENOR - Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification

REEMAIN is a EU project moving toward zero carbon manufacturing and resource efficiency in industrial processes through the intelligent deployment of renewable energy technologies and resource saving strategies and advanced industrial energy modelling.


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Solar House                                                       

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        'The UK’s first ‘Solar House’

                                                                       

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Dr Andy Wright

Sponsor(s) Caplin Homes 
Partners Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development - DMU, Newform Energy, John Cotterill Sustainable Architecture 

The UK’s first ‘Solar House’ to be solely heated by the sun’s energy all year round is to be built in Great Glen, Leicestershire and monitored by experts from De Montfort University (DMU).

 

Built by Caplin Homes, the Solar House will showcase a range of sustainable technologies. Solar energy collected in summer will be stored by heating the ground beneath the building and this energy will be retrieved through a heat pump when needed in the winter.

 

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EC Glazing Study @ DMU                                                                 

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Dr Birgit Painter

Sponsor(s) Sage Electrochromics - £10,000.
Partners

SAGE Elelctrochromics Inc (wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain)

An advanced electronic glazing system that darkens windows at the touch of a button and has the potential to revolutionise building façade design is being tested in offices at De Montfort University (DMU). The windows have a nanotech coating that can vary the level of tint when a small electric voltage is applied.

 

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Global Innovation Initiative

 

                                                                   

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Prof Dennis Loveday (LU)

Co-Investigator - Dr Paul Cropper (DMU)

Sponsor(s) The British Council - £149,000
Partners Loughborough University (UK), De Montfort University (UK), University of California, Berkeley (USA) and CEPT University (India)

The aim of this project is to develop a better understanding of human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings across the globe, and to identify and exploit opportunities for natural ventilation, mixed-mode strategies and other low-energy techniques that provide air movement, such as evaporative cooling, to reduce energy demand.

 

 

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Knowledge Partnership wih Leicester City Council

 

                                                                   

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Prof Paul Fleming

Sponsor(s) Innovate UK and Leicester City Council
Partners Leicester City Council and De Montfort University

The Knowledge Partnership was a collaborative project that aimed to embed knowledge of low carbon building design through the design, construction, refurbishment and operation of Leicester schools. Even though they are 11% larger in area, the new schools built under the Knowledge Partnership have delivered a 30% reduction in energy consumption over their first full year of operation.

 

 

 
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