NTU’s Low Carbon Future Cities contributes to UK’s low carbon economic regeneration. It has a strong presence and partnership with Nottingham City and the region. It primarily focuses on the areas of green built environment, green mobility and technologies to enable integration of green infrastructures in the cities.
NTU has research expertise in:
Sustainable Technologies for the Built Environment research addresses issues related to all aspects of energy use in buildings. The focus is on the application of technology to improve the performance, energy efficiency, and comfort of our buildings and communities.
This research group combines academics from the School of Built Environment with input from industry and the community for the advancement of knowledge in the following key areas:
Sustainable Consumption research develops a multidisciplinary approach to focus on people’s influence on sustainability as users of products and services, ranging from consumer durables and clothing to buildings.
Members apply theoretical and practical knowledge from design and related disciplines to environmental and social sustainability, often integrating expertise in design with research frameworks drawn from the social sciences. The research activity of the Sustainable Consumption group is essentially embedded within society and takes place in the context of current economic policies and production and consumption patterns. The group has a broad spectrum of partners representing commerce, industry, society, and the government.
The group is based in the College of Art, Design and the Built Environment but works closely with sustainability experts across the University. The key research groups within the centre are:
The main area of focus of the research are the connections between green mobility and wireless and mobile communication networks domain. Simulation of large scale wireless networks is of great importance to the group since the application use case scenario used in the group is development of new generation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
The research activities are jointly based in the School of Science and Technology and the Nottingham Business School, in particular:
Economics and Business Policy for Sustainability research is focused on the critical evaluation of business policy and its impact on sustainability within society. This group examines the implications of commercial and economic strategy within a global environment, whilst also considering local issues and the interface between businesses and policy-makers, consumers and other stakeholders.
The group is based in the Nottingham Business School but works closely with sustainability experts across the University. The key research groups within the centre are: