LEEDS SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE

Research for a more sustainable environment.

Creating more sustainable places, communities and economies

With research expertise developed over two decades, the research team at the Leeds Sustainability Institute 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. Our 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.

Chris Gorse

The impact of the LSI’s research over the last few decades has been significant. Our research has produced insights that have changed the way homes are now built in the UK. We are consistently looking to expand into new areas of sustainability research and are proud of our links and collaborations with colleagues within Leeds Beckett University and beyond.

Increasing energy efficiency and reducing the performance gap in buildings

Research undertaken by the Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI) has been fundamental in establishing the concept of the performance gap which is now ubiquitous in building energy efficiency policy. Our research has not only led to changes to Part L of the Building Regulations for England and Wales, but it has also established building performance evaluation (BPE) as a major focus for research council, government and industry funding.

Research undertaken by the Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI) has been fundamental in establishing the concept of the performance gap which is now ubiquitous in building energy efficiency policy. Our research has not only led to changes to Part L of the Building Regulations for England and Wales, but it has also established building performance evaluation (BPE) as a major focus for research council, government and industry funding.

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