The Sustainable Energy Research Group is hosting a roadshow on 9th November 2017.


Liveable Cities’ is an umbrella name for a series of interlinked research projects addressing these questions, carried out by the Universities of Southampton, UCL, Lancaster and Birmingham.
Liveable Cities is hosting a series of three roadshows, one in each of its case study cities: Southampton, Lancaster, and Birmingham. The purpose of the roadshows is to showcase the outcomes of the research and its relevance within each city. This event relates to Southampton’s RoadShow addressing Energy and the City.


This event is aimed at those involved with urban energy and housing services, city planning, electrical power generation and distribution and also organisations concerned with addressing fuel poverty and promoting energy efficiency.


  • 10.00 – 10.45: How much energy can we save from domestic retrofit

A set of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools based on simplified building energy models have been developed and applied to every domestic building Southampton, and used to explore different levels of energy saving intervention.

  • 11.00 – 11.45: Thermal comfort, energy saving and rebound in social housing retrofit

Results of several studies in Southampton and Portsmouth including refurbished tower blocks, district heating schemes and boiler replacement for houses.

  • 12.00 – 12.30: How much electrical power can we generate from rooftop solar panels?

A GIS-based tool has been developed to assess rooftop solar PV potential and applied to Southampton. This tool will be demonstrated in the session.

  • 12.30 – 13.30: Lunch and exhibition

During the buffet lunch, a series of displays will illustrate the results of research projects carried out as part of Liveable Cities in Southampton. Researchers will be on hand to informally answer questions and discuss the results.

  • 13.30 – 14.15: A longitudinal field study of energy and wellbeing in private housing

Results of a 2+ year field study involving over 200 households in Southampton covering transport and home energy use along with monitoring of CO2 and other parameters

  • 14.30 – 15.15: Rezoning the industrial waterfont

A historical legacy of waterfront industrial zones provides jobs but prevents access to Southampton’s riverscape, both physically and visually. How can the rezoning of these areas address the challenges of Southampton as a whole?

  • 15.30 – 16.00: Discussion and feedback

Wrap-up session with a chance to have your say on the issues discussed during the day. In small groups followed by plenary session.


Free registration online at
Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment


Venue: Library Suite, DoubleTree Hilton, Bracken Place, Chilworth, SO16 3RB


Flyer: Southampton_Roadshow_flyer_09112017

Assessing the Impact of Multiple Developments on the Environment and Citizens, by Tatiana Sanches (PhD Researcher in SERG)


Regeneration of Secondary Retail, by Philip Turner