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Leeds Sustainability Institute

Chris Gorse, Director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett, provided evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment’s Inquiry into the Quality of New Build Housing.

House of Commons Inquiry

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Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society

SEEDS Conference 2018

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Enabling Sustainability 

Creating more sustainable places, communities and economies.

With research expertise developed over two decades, the research teams have achieved significant recognition. The Institute's consultancy and business services are making a significant impact, and through established networks, provide a knowledge base that has clear benefit to its partners.

Work undertaken in social policy, low carbon building, materials, green computing, renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure places the Institute in a lead position, shaping the developed and developing world. The Institute’s field trials and work with communities are having a direct impact on the policy and regulation that will pave the way to a low carbon built environment.

The practices developed are being adopted across Europe and impacting on the way we test and monitor buildings to ensure performance. Feedback from the research has resulted in new industry standards, taking a step closer to the zero carbon and low impact solution.

Leeds Sustainability Institute Launch

The Leeds Sustainability Institute will tackle the challenges of creating more sustainable places, communities and economies to enable society and its infrastructure to become sustainable.
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Drivers don’t see the need to wear glasses while driving, research finds

Drivers do not feel the need to wear their glasses when behind the wheel, new research by Leeds Beckett University has found. 

Future of home insulation to be transformed following research project

The way in which homes are insulated could be transformed following research by Leeds Beckett academics.

Leeds Beckett academic's drive to improve road safety

A Leeds Beckett academic has published an award-winning guide for road safety experts on ways they can intervene in bad driving habits and improve road safety.

Upcoming Events

Aug 14

Edinburgh 2018: 'Richard Demarco and Leeds Beckett University'

Leeds Beckett University is putting on a number of 'interventions' and performance pieces at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival and in conjunction with the Richard Demarco European Art Foundation.

Sep 14

Heritage Open Days

For the first time we are opening the doors of our Headingley Campus from 14-16 September 2018 as part of Heritage Open Days.

Sep 26

From ‘Interesting’ to ‘Useful’; the Application of Sports Science to Real-World Problems

The Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor Ben Jones

Sep 29

Open Day - 29 September 2018

Oct 27

Open Day - 27 October 2018

Nov 28

Open Day - 28 November 2018

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