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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

Mar 20

PsyCen Seminar- Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Speaker Daniel Aherne, Director at Adjust

Mar 20

Yorkshire Sculpture International-INSIDE/OUT: Tamar Harpaz

Tamar Harpaz will be talking about her work as part of this series brought to you in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture International, aiming to celebrate sculpture in all its forms.

Mar 20

Architecture Open Lecture Series: You, Me and the Comachines with ON/OFF

Member of design collective ON/OFF, Nick Green will present recent projects from the group and introduce their latest explorations with ‘Comachines’. These range from DIY devices to larger scale mobile installations and work as collaborative tools to engender new, temporary relationships with the cities we live in. The talk will explore authorship and use and will consider the potential for an architecture of immediacy.

Mar 20

The Matthew Caygill Lecture 2019

We are excited to announce that Mary Eagleton will be delivering the 2019 Matthew Caygill lecture on ‘Clever Girls and the Literature of Women's Upward Mobility’.

Mar 20

Architecture Open Lecture Series: Enduring Form with Harikleia Karamali

From academia to practice, this talk will explore the theme of form making and form meaning in the design process. The architectural project can operate as an authorial act to reappraise the familiar form. Process will be examined as a design tool to defamiliarize from the common form, to re-write its meaning and to design relationships within dense contexts.

Mar 20

The Shape of Things That Came? Social Science and the Social World

Professor Jamie Morgan explores profound issues in terms of the role of social science in both accounting for continuity and change and in contributing to how the future follows from the past.

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