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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 2019

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Leeds Sustainability Institute

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

Apr 30

Beyond Creative Arts Festival

Leeds Beckett’s creative arts festival, Beyond, showcases the amazing creative talent of our students across our university in an exciting festival taking place in locations throughout the city.

May 22

carnegieXchange The Chief Medical Officers Physical Activity Guidelines 2018 Update

The Chief Medical Officer’s Physical Activity Guidelines 2018 Update: Implementation, Insights and Implications – Dr Andy Pringle

May 22

carnegieXchange Football and Community in Dublin and the East Midlands: Two Ethnographies

Football and Community in Dublin and the East Midlands: Two Ethnographies – Dr Max Mauro (Southampton Solent University) and Dr Paul Ian Campbell (Leicester University). Social Realities of Football and Community: Two Ethnographies Against a backdrop of continuing questions of inclusion, racism and racialisation in football, this seminar brings together two outstanding scholars to share recent ethnographies of community football in the East Midlands and Dublin

May 22

Summer Conversational Classes - now open for enrolment

Join our short courses, which are designed to improve your speaking and communication skills in a range of languages.

May 29

carnegieXchange Rethinking Health Experiences and Active Lifestyles: Chinese students in the UK

Dr Pang’s research on Rethinking Health Experiences and Active Lifestyles: Chinese students in the UK is the first ever 2-year project funded by the European Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Grant at Leeds Beckett University.

May 29

Disorienting race: re(lationally) choreographing resistance

Disorienting Race brings together publicly engaged interdisciplinary scholars, artists, poets, producers and performers to explore the ways in which intersecting hierarchies of race are disrupted and reinforced through everyday practices such as how we look, talk think and act though our biographies and identities, our institutions, in our common places at the local shop, in the school and in our governing spaces.

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