The UCL Energy Institute interacts with industry, government, research institutes and charities, among other sectors, engaging with them in a variety of ways.
EDF Over the last four years EDF has become a key partner of UCL-Energy, and together they have built a strong relationship both in the UK and across Europe (with EDF R&D France), thanks to help from UCL Business. EDF chairs the London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand (UCL-Energy's Centre for Doctoral Training, or CDT); co-funds the People, Energy and Buildings consortium with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); and is part of two consortia funded by the Energy Technology Institute on distributed energy in the built environment, and on the thermal efficiency of homes. The total project value is approximately £4 million.
PassivSystems PassivSystems Ltd, a clean-tech rapid growth start-up, has grown alongside UCL-Energy over the last two years. The collaboration started with a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) associate, and has grown through consortia collaboration on a Energy Technology Institute funded project looking at on distributed energy in the built environment. PassivSystems was a finalist in the Red Herring 2010 Global 100 Awards for the world's most promising private technology businesses, and UCL-Energy is working on helping them bring to market their leading home energy management systems.
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UCL-Energy helped undertake a low-energy refurbishment of a Victorian house with Camden Council and also helped develop more efficient micro-combined heat and power units, funded by the Carbon Trust.