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Our Research

Featured Research Projects

CCC (Carbon, Control and Comfort)
CCC (Carbon, Control and Comfort)

CCC uses the methodology of Action Research to engage users in the design of control systems which will reduce energy use, and therefore carbon emissions, in dwellings, whilst retaining or enhancing levels of comfort for the occupants.

Look at Art, Lock in Carbon
Look at Art, Lock in Carbon

The Hepworth Fringe Team, in conjunction with artist and collector, Greville Worthington, curated ‘Look at Art, Lock in Carbon’ as a means of connecting art and sustainability.

ThinC Efficiency Projects
ThinC Efficiency Projects
The aim of the ThinC Efficiency project is to test, through actual measurements, the hypothesis that thin client technology offers energy saving when compared to the more traditional “thick client” desktop PC plus central file and print server facilities.
The Urbal Mapping Project
The Urbal Mapping Project

Tom Bliss’ film 'The Urbal Fix' (2010) presented a potential spatial framework for metropolitan resilience by filtering 'pre-car' planning theories through Continuous Productive Urbal Landscape theory, and the delivery of ecosystem services by means of re-imagined, re-engineered green infrastructure.

Published Research

Research published by members of the Leeds Sustainability Institute

Sustainability Institute Research: 2011-2016