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Green Homes Grant scaled houses

Will the Government’s Green Homes Grant help make homes warmer and cheaper to run?

COVID has had many impacts on us all, however, there is some hope that the Government's ambitious recovery plan can bring with it benefits to compensate, and bring changes that may make us more resilient as a society in the future. The £2 billion Green Homes Grant voucher scheme is one such financial recovery package that was announced to stimulate the construction industry, and at the same time help resolve the societal ills of cold homes, carbon intensive heating and high fuel bills. 

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Pioneering Access-to-Water Technology Features in “UN at 75” Sustainability Book

Researchers from Leeds Beckett University have contributed to a landmark publication to celebrate both the 75th year of the United Nations (UN) and advances in engineering sustainability over this period. 

The pandemic, the digital transformation and what happens next

When I entered the engineering workforce as a new graduate, access to computers and related activities such as browsing and emailing were the preserve of the few working in the larger engineering organisations. Internet and the world wide web catered mainly for scientists and engineers. At the time I did not imagine how pervasive these would become and that vast numbers of people would be using small mobile devices.

Project lead, Jim Parker, at power site

Annex 67: Exploring the potential for buildings to be more flexible in their consumption of energy

The foreseen large deployment of renewable energy sources may seriously affect the stability of energy grids. It will therefore be necessary to control energy consumption to match instantaneous energy production.

MONICA project team abroad.

MONICA - Management of Networked IoT Wearables

After 3 productive and rewarding years, the European Commission project; MONICA came to an end.  The Horizon 2020 Project on wearable technologies for outdoor events has just passed the final review as the most successful Large-Scale Project (LSP) on Internet of Things (IoT)! All three reviewers and the PO congratulated the team for the tremendous good work, professional management and extremely useful results for open-air events in large cities!

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Hydroelectric Dam

International Women in Engineering Day - Shape the World

I am proud of being the first female engineer in my family although by no means the first engineer, my Dad and then 4 further generations back, so you could say it is in my psyche.

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Leeds, learning and the School of Built Environment - my student experience

Hi, my name is Sophie. I’m a third-year student, studying Human Geography at the School of Built Environment, Engineering & Computing. In this blog I’ll give a few hints/tips for new students and talk about my 1st year experiences.

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Robot fingers point to success for Leeds Beckett engineering student

With the “rise of the robots” comes the need for talented and creative robotics engineers. Here at Leeds Beckett, we really nurture and develop these future roboticists. One such student who is, literally, in touch with our future robot friends, is George Brayshaw.

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Experiences of studying from home - Keep it structured!

Hi, my name is James and I’m a first year Quantity Surveying student alongside playing for the Leeds Rhinos. In this post, I’ll talk about my transition from both studying and working full-time, to studying online with the support of the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing.


Best Paper Win at the International Symposium on Advanced Materials Conference

The International Symposium on Advanced Materials Application is a prestigious international conference to promote current groundbreaking research findings in the field of materials science and engineering.