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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 opening soon!

Join the future leaders and innovators. To apply for a place for October 2023…

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

LoLo PhD Researcher @GeorgePetrou giving his audience an excellent insight into the publication journey of his paper ‘Home energy efficiency under net zero: time to monitor UK indoor air’, which was recently published in the British Medical Journal @bmj_latest #NetZero #IndoorAir

Decarbonising existing building stock is a huge challenge - we must spend the next decade increasing efficency and working on low carbon heat solutions. Chris Stark @ChiefExecCCC delivers the keynote speech on the way forward to address climate change #loloerbecolloquium

Could creating positive meaning around #heatpumps increase adoption? @csg_shields explores social barriers in the transition from boilers to heat pumps at #loloerbecolloquium

“Negotiating the next three or four decades will take independently minded people with a deep understanding of energy systems and energy demand” - Prof Bob Lowe opens our annual colloquium today at @BulidingCentre #loloerbecolloquium

Come join us at the @LoLoCDT @erbecdt annual Colloquium tomorrow - ft a keynote speech from @ChiefExecCCC + research presentations from CDT PhD students (including me🤓). I'll be sharing findings from my work on public opinion on new energy business models

LoLo-ERBE Annual Colloquium - 10/11/22

LoLo-ERBE Annual Colloquium 2022 - London

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