Energy and Climate Change Division

Sustainable development sits at the core of the activities of the Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD). The Division conducts world-changing research and provides training for future generations of engineers, scientists, and decision-​makers to support societal needs and as such contribute to the University of Southampton’s vision of changing the world for the better. ECCD is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and comprises the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) and the Coastal and Climate Research Group. Our work supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with fundamental and applied research across our six of the following research themes.


ECCD exhibit at the Southampton Science and Engineering Festival (SOTSEF) 2023

The Energy and Climate Change Division exhibited at The Science and Engineering Day held across Highfield Campus and Boldrewood Innovation Campus on Saturday 18th March.

Dr Gauthier receives the 2022 Best Paper Award from Building and Environment

ECCD Associate Professor, Stephanie Gauthier, selected to receive the 2022 Best Paper Award from journal Building and Environment for her paper ‘Quality criteria for multi-domain studies in the indoor environment: Critical review towards research guidelines and recommendations’.

Solar Power Potential from Industrial Buildings and Impact on Electricity Supply in Bangladesh

An ECCD paper which assessed the deployment of PV technology from industrial buildings in Bangladesh, and found that around 7.4 GWp of PV capacity could be achieved has, according to the journal Energies MDPI, generated a lot of interest since its publication, with results likely to influence renewable energy policy.

ECCD Research on floating solar PV referenced by BBC Future Planet

BBC Future Planet article ‘The floating solar panels that track the Sun’ references recent 2021 ECCD paper, ‘Floating solar PV to reduce water evaporation in water stressed regions and powering water pumping: Case study Jordan’.

PhD opportunity in building physics for Low Carbon Comfort (LCC) using AI

Applications are now open for a PhD studentship in building physics for low carbon comfort using Artificial Intelligence

ECCD present at the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2022)

ECCD presented two papers at the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2022), taking place in Istanbul, Turkey on 16-18 August 2022.

International Conference on Evolving Cities 2022

ECCD successfully organised and hosted the 3rd International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC 2022) at the University of Southampton on 13th-15th July 2022. The Conference had over 150 delegates with 11 keynotes, 48 oral presentations and 10 posters.


ECCD Seminar Series

ECCD virtual seminar runs every Wednesday lunchtime from 13:30-14:00 on Microsoft Teams with a 20 minute talk from a member of ECCD or an invited speaker.

Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG)

Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD)

Contact ECCD

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2051

Boldrewood Campus
University of Southampton
S016 7QF