Our research programme is arranged in five main interdisciplinary research themes of Futures, Flexibility, Place, Governance and Equity. They cut across different scientific disciplines from engineering to social sciences. We explore technological, economic and societal solutions that can deliver energy demand reductions in buildings, transport and industry. We address research questions such as how to develop a low energy future, what technological and social changes are needed, by whom and where, and how can we ensure that a transition to a low energy future is fair and secure.
Our research is strongly guided by theory to develop latest thinking in energy demand research. We use and further develop different qualitative and quantitative methods that range from interviews, case studies, deliberative processes, scenarios and modelling to spatial analysis to name a few. Many of our researchers are self-declared energy and data geeks who like nothing more than to ensure robust methods. We strive for impactful research across all our themes, guided by our Theory of Change.