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Built Environment (CeBE)


Leeds Beckett has a strong reputation for its academic and applied research in design, construction, and management.

Our work ensures the long-term sustainability of the built environment in partnership with industry, local and national government, charities, and higher education.

Visit the CeBE website.

The CeBE team has researched ways to reduce domestic energy use for nearly 20 years. They work with developers and suppliers to improve methods of constructing new homes and on refurbishing existing buildings to extend their lives and reduce their carbon emissions.

The research team is also interested in understanding how micro-generation and other technologies can be used to reduce energy demands and on improvements to the controls and usability of the systems operating to heat and condition the internal environment.

In 2011 CeBE has been successful as a partner in several of the Technology Strategy Board’s Building Performance Evaluation Competition projects. These grants were awarded to the developers who co-ordinate the projects monitoring new housing developments. CeBE will be tackling the roles of post construction review investigations, including co heating and air pressurisation tests of the buildings and monitoring the in use performance of the homes.

Contact the centre leader, Professor Chris Gorse, on c.gorse@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for information on our latest projects.