EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in

Energy Resilience and the Built Environment

EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in

Energy Resilience and the Built Environment

EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment


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Fully-funded four-year PhD studentship at Loughborough University: Ultra-low energy buildings

Title Ultra-low energy buildings
Supervisor Prof Kevin Lomas
Closing 27th June 2021
Funding Funded PhD Project (UK/EU Students Only)
Project Description For the UK to meet its target of being zero-carbon by 2050, there must be a step-change in the efficiency of new non-domestic buildings.

Loughborough University is developing new offices for its Sports Park that will meet the Passivhaus standard. With a heat pump and full fresh air ventilation, the building has the potential to be post-covid healthy and near zero-carbon. But how readily is this potential realised in practice?

This project will capitalise on this unique opportunity to study a landmark building. The design and construction will be observed and assessed, and the in-use performance evaluated. Extensive monitoring will enable the energy demands and internal environment to be quantified and optimized.

The work will provide guidance on the required specification and design of new, UK non-domestic buildings to achieve near zero-carbon performance.

The project will require a keen interest in monitoring and data analysis, and perhaps building energy modelling.


Entry Requirements Applications are invited from graduates with a good bachelor’s degree (1st or 2:1) and/or a master’s degree in one of the following areas: physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, natural sciences, materials science, data analytics, computer science, statistics, architecture or other building and energy-related disciplines.
Funding Notes If you are an eligible UK or EU applicant, you will receive a stipend which is tax free, plus UK/EU fees for four years (conditions apply). The stipend at Loughborough University will be at least £15,609 (exact amount to be confirmed).

 We also accept applications from students who wish to self-fund, are in receipt of an independent scholarships or who are fully industry-funded; this must be indicated clearly on your application.

How to Apply Please click here to apply. This document will help you though the application process: Guide to applications through the Loughborough University portal. In your application quote reference: ERBE20. Mention the Project Title in your application.
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