Over the last 25 years the LSI’s research has been fundamental in establishing the concept of the “performance gap”, which is now ubiquitous in building energy efficiency sector. We aim to influence policy in all our projects; our research has already led to changes to Part L of the Building Regulations for England and Wales, and additionally, established building performance evaluation (BPE) as a major focus for research council, government and industry funding.
The LSI is at the forefront of research into the built environment covering areas of modelling, behaviour change, data analytics, and of course, building performance evaluation methods. In particular, the group’s electric coheating test has become a gold standard in the industry as a means of measuring aggregate heat loss from buildings.
You can read more about our research and our current and past projects by visiting the relevant research theme below, see what our staff and doctoral students are working on or access our research archive to find all our previous research projects and outputs.
If you would like to collaborate or study with us please email LSI@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or call 0113 812 6513.
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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.
Sue Miller and her Charanga Del Norte
A screening of animations featuring Charanga del Norte will take place on the 6 June and then on 28 July to celebrate their 20th anniversary Charanga del Norte return to the Lawrence Batley Theatre, featuring an exciting line-up which includes the cream of the crop from the UK salsa scene.
carngieXchange: Sports Coaching Research Showcase
The Sports Coaching Research Group within the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University are holding a free Research Showcase event on Wednesday the 17th July.
In Their Own Words
Leeds Beckett Principal Lecturer in Performing Arts, Teresa Brayshaw and Emeritus Professor of Performing Arts, Noel Witts are presenting a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Anna Fenemore, Associate Professor in Contemporary Theatre and Performance at the University of Leeds.
Rugby Union Applicant Day
Leeds Beckett University's Rugby Union coaching team will be offering new students the chance to find out more about the university's rugby programme.
SEEDS (Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society) International Conference
The 5th SEEDS International Conference organised by the Leeds Sustainability Institute and held this year in the University of Suffolk.
The Hero and Heroism: Then, There, Now
Two-day conference brought to you by the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities.