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My Electric Avenue                                                                                     

   

 

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Dr. Rupert Gammon

Sponsor(s) Ofgem - £4.1M + £4.9M from Partners
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EA Technology, Nissan, Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution,

Northern Powergrid, Fleetdrive, Zero Carbon Futures

This project's aim is to assess the impact on the grid of recharging numerous electric vehicles via trials of ‘Esprit’ system to prevent overload of local networks

  • 10 clusters of 100+ vehicles with Esprit
  • Compared with 100+ vehicles without Esprit

 

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SMARTSPACES                                                                         

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Prof. Paul Fleming

Sponsor(s) EU CIP Framework Programme - €6.98M
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The SMARTSPACES service will enable public authorities in Europe significantly to improve their management of energy in the buildings they occupy. The implementation of operational services includes 11 pilot sites with more than 550 buildings in 8 countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, Serbia) with almost 20,000 professionals and staff users and reaching more than 6,000,000 visitors annually. 

 

The IESD has developed a user-friendly energy performance dashboard for public buildings in Leicester


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STEEEP (Support and Training for an Excellent Energy Efficient Performance)                                                            

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Prof. Paul Fleming

Sponsor(s) EU lEE Programme - €2.7M
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35 national, regional and local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, 1 EU umbrella association, 1 University

STEEEP is a 3-year European project which is helping 600 European cross-sector small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to reduce their energy consumption and become more energy-efficient. STEEEP will contribute to the EU’s goal of increasing energy efficiency by 2020, while at the same time providing European SMEs with an opportunity to make substantial savings and increase their competitiveness.

 

The IESD will develop a user-friendly evaluation system and analyse energy performance of SMEs

 

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EDI-Net (Energy Data Innovation Network)

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Prof. Paul Fleming

Sponsor(s) EU H2020 – EE 2015 3 Market Uptake Programme €1.558 million
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DMU (Coordinator), CIMNE, Climate Alliance, empirica, Stadt Nurnberg, Leicester City Council and Generalitat de Catalunya

EDI-Net, the Energy Data Innovation Network is using smart meter data, campaigns and networking to increase the capacity of public authorities to implement sustainable energy policy. The objectives are to help public authorities to use information from short time series (typically half hourly) energy and water meters and information from building users, to identify energy wastage, increase energy efficiency and enhance the capacity of public authorities to plan and implement sustainable energy policies.

 

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POWER (Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges)

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Prof. Paul Fleming

Sponsor(s) EU H2020 - ICT 2015 Programme €3.748 million
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DMU (Coordinator), KWR Water, Milton Keynes Council, Fundacio CTM Centre Tecnologic, Companyia D'aigues De Sabadell, Consortium Ubiquitous Technologies, Baseform,Universiteit Utrecht, Leicester City Council, European Institute For Participatory Media, Climate Alliance and Hagihon Company Ltd.

POWER is developing a Digital Social Platform (DSP) to assist the development of more effective water policies and governance. The Digital Social Platform will combine evidence gathered from stakeholders with real environment monitoring data. It will facilitate the sharing of progress, knowledge, opinions and best practices in open consultation. It will share knowledge and experience on water scarcity, security, quality and water consumption-related issues in different EU local authorities, thus creating an important tool for EU water policy.

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GoodDeeds                                                             

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Dr Richard Bull

Sponsor(s) EPSRC - £181,000
Partners

Leicester City Council

Good Deeds will investigate the potential of citizen engagement and participation to have far-reaching impact, not least the potential for behaviour change in the form of social learning. The built environment has an important role to play if the UK is to meet the ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emissions, specifically a reduction of at least 80% by 2050. Almost 20% of the UK's energy consumption and CO2 emissions are from non-domestic buildings

 

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SAVES

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Dr Richard Bull

Sponsor(s) EU IEE fund
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De Montfort University, NUS, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,

University of Athens, University of Cyprus, Studentbostadsforetagen, UNICA

Across Europe, SAVES supports students in minimising their carbon footprint during their time in halls, promoting energy efficiency, and installing good habits which last beyond their time in education.

 

In the UK, NUS' Student Switch Off campaign has had an incredible impact on the sustainability agenda across higher education. In 2013/14, it reached over 150,000 students, cutting 3,000 tonnes of carbon and saving the sector £400,000.

  

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COHE (Community Organisations and Household Energy)       

 

                                                                   

 

                                                             

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Dr Andrew Reeves

Sponsor(s) Chesshire Lehmann Fund

COHE is a research project that aims to explore the role of community groups and local voluntary sector organisations in supporting householders to undertake energy efficiency measures. COHE will focus on groups and projects that use home visits as part of their approach.The evidence gathered will be shared via a publicly available report produced for the Chesshire Lehmann Fund, and will be used to provide evidence for local and national government on how best to support this activity

 

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