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The ERBE CDT brings together world-leading academics from physics, engineering, the social sciences and economics to future leaders in energy research.

Leading the Energy System Transformation

We are on the brink of a new, Third Age of energy efficiency, a revolution in the way we think about the relationship between energy supply and demand. A revolution which will see the creation of a new, resilient and flexible energy system. One where energy supply and energy demand interact in real time to assure a clean, secure and affordable supply of heat and power to our homes, businesses and industry.

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment will train the future innovators and leaders capable of driving this energy transformation. Students are trained through a programme of taught courses and PhD research hosted by the leading energy research groups in the UK and Ireland.

The training is led by world-leaders in their field and spans the technical, social and economic aspects of energy in the built environment, including: new and renewable energy systems; energy storage; smart controls; data analytics; socio-technical systems; people-centred design; human behaviour and energy economics.

Our work is supported by our Partners from the energy and construction industries, consultancies, central government, charities and professional institutions. They co-fund our research, support our students’ work and provide a route to impact and future employment.

Whether you’re a prospective ERBE CDT student or a potential stakeholder partner this website gives you an insight into ERBE, our projects, our people and how you can become involved in our programme.

For more information, please get in touch using the details on the contact page.


The new EPSRC-SFI CDT in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) brings together established energy research centres at Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL) with MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine.

Recruitment is now open

Join the future leaders and innovators. To apply for a place for October 2022…

The ERBE CDT is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

A huge welcome to the third cohort of Doctoral Prize Fellows who are starting their two-year programmes of research 👏

The scheme aims to support outstanding early career researchers.

Congratulations to all our new Doctoral Prize Fellows!


As part of its new #GenerationUCL research and engagement project, @UCLAlumni is inviting you to share your memories of your time at @UCL and life after graduation. Find out more:

Interested in studying at the UCL Energy Institute? Register for one of our virtual graduate open days in January where you can meet the teaching staff, hear from Bartlett alumni and have your questions answered:

Congratulations to @Orlaith_ERBECDT for publishing her first peer reviewed journal paper as part of her #PhD in the @erbecdt - "An Assessment of the Key Performance Indicators (#KPIs) of #Energy Efficient #Retrofits to Existing Residential Buildings":

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