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 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’.
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.
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’.
The Energy and Climate Change Division exhibited at The Big Sustainability Expo (Southampton) 2022 held at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton on Thursday 22nd September.
ECCD, in partnership with the London Metropolitan University and the University of Westminster, hosted the 11th People and Buildings Masters Conference, taking place at the Hogg Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, London on September 16 from 10:00-18:00.
ECCD presented two papers at the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2022), taking place in Istanbul, Turkey on 16-18 August 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.