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A mechanism to promote social behaviour in household load balancing

Conference Proceeding
Brooks, N. A., Powers, S. T., & Borg, J. M. (in press)
A mechanism to promote social behaviour in household load balancing. In Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2020 (ALIFE 2020)
Reducing the peak energy consumption of households is essential for the effective use of renewable energy sources, in order to ensure that as much household demand as possible...

Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments

Journal Article
Xia, X., Cheng, L., Zhu, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, K., Ding, A., …Zuo, L. (2020)
Response of soil bacterial community composition and its associated geochemical parameters to rapid short-term cyclic groundwater-level oscillations: soil column experiments. Vadose Zone Journal, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20011
Groundwater-level oscillations change geochemical conditions, carbon cycling processes and bacterial community composition, and these changes may vary vertically with depth in...

Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making

Journal Article
Susca, T., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
Heat island effects in urban life cycle assessment: Novel insights to include the effects of the urban heat island and UHI‐mitigation measures in LCA for effective policy making. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24(2), 410-423. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12980
Urbanization often entails a surge in urban temperature compared to the rural surroundings: the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Such a temperature increase triggers the format...

Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals

Journal Article
Paterson, W. D., Russell, D. J., Wu, G., McConnell, B., Currie, J. I., McCafferty, D. J., & Thompson, D. (2019)
Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(S1), 144-156. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3092
1. The impact of anthropogenic activity associated with the construction of a proposed tidal turbine on harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) was investigated using controlled distur...

Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band

Exhibition / Performance
Currie, J., & Brechin, S. Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band. 6 July 2019. (Unpublished)

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Currie, J., & Brechin, S. Edinburgh Climate Festival 2019 - Sandy Brechin Band. 6 July 2019. (Unpublished
The Edinburgh Climate Festival is a free, family friendly & community-led event taking place for the first time in the Meadows on Saturday 6th July. It aims at celebrating and...

Finding Fair Negotiation Algorithms to Reduce Peak Electricity Consumption in Micro Grids

Conference Proceeding
Powers, S. T., Meanwell, O., & Cai, Z. (2019)
Finding Fair Negotiation Algorithms to Reduce Peak Electricity Consumption in Micro Grids. In PAAMS 2019: Advances in Practical Applications of Survivable Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection, 269-272. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24209-1_28
Reducing peak electricity consumption is important to maximise use of renewable energy sources, and reduce the total amount of capacity required on a grid. Most approaches use...

Do Metrics Matter?

Presentation / Conference
Innes, M., & Rosenfeld, S. (2019, May)
Do Metrics Matter?. Presented at LightFair International 2019
Lighting metrics are neither absolute quantitative nor purely qualitative experiential measurements. Possibly uniquely amongst the SI system of physical measurements, the Cand...

Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK

Journal Article
Saint, R. M., Pomponi, F., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. I. (2019)
Whole-life design and resource reuse of a solar water heater in the UK. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 172(3), 153-164. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00068
Passive solar systems are often designed primarily with efficiency in mind, and research efforts are concentrated towards gaining an increase in performance. However, due to t...

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation.

Journal Article
La Spada, L., Spooner, C., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2019)
Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation. Scientific Reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36451-8
Artificial sheet materials, known as MetaSurfaces, have been applied to fully control both space and surface waves due to their exceptional abilities to dynamically tailor wav...

Extractive Poetics: Marine Energies in Scottish Literature

Journal Article
Campbell, A. (2019)
Extractive Poetics: Marine Energies in Scottish Literature. Humanities, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/h8010016
Following the recent call to ‘put the ocean’s agitation and historicity back onto our mental maps and into the study of literature’ (Yaeger 2010), this article addresses the h...
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SHELTERs: Sustainable Homes Enabling the Long Term Empowerment of Refugees

2020 - 2023
This project addresses this major moral, humanitarian, and knowledge gap by following on from a highly successful seed-funded project, which developed—through participatory design and interdisciplinar...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £299,712

OnGen

2020 - 2020
The collaboration will see the number low carbon energy generation technology scenarios, the joint work will explore the performance parameters of these technologies through the use of real-world inst...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,923

Industrial Nature

2019 - 2019
Experiment and development of High performing materials that are sustainable, 100% bio-based product, to be used in construction systems. As the materials are natural, it will take a significant step ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,965

North Lands Creative

2019 - 2019
North Lands Creative is the only open access dedicated glass studio in Scotland and one of a very small number in Europe. Sustainability, perceived environmental impact and cost prevent the facility ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,995

HyFive - NorthVet

2019 - 2019
This project would facilitate a feasibility study and energy survey for 4 organisations on Orkney, to explore the possibilities of transferring to a low carbon hydrogen fuelled energy system. The over...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,996

HyFive - SheilaFleet Jewellery

2019 - 2019
This project would facilitate a feasibility study and energy survey for 4 organisations on Orkney, to explore the possibilities of transferring to a low carbon hydrogen fuelled energy system. The over...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,996

HyFive - OrkneyCheese

2019 - 2019
This project would facilitate a feasibility study and energy survey for 4 organisations on Orkney, to explore the possibilities of transferring to a low carbon hydrogen fuelled energy system. The over...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,996

Hydrogen Powered Distillery for Orkney

2019 - 2019
A recent study undertaken under the Energy Technology Partnership (PJ0208-EUB) identified hydrogen energy solutions for a craft distillery based on the Islands of Orkney. The proposed solution of uti...
Funder: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Value: £44,752

Research informed teaching of sustainable development in South Africa: The case of 'Local' Building Materials and their Environmental impacts

2019 - 2021
The study examines the properties and benefits of selected local materials (such as clay and recycled elements) and whether their use as construction materials enhances environmental protection. The r...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £10,000

Renewables to Potatoes Cold Storage for Energy Efficient Agriculture

2019 - 2019
Cononsyth Farm currently has renewable power generation through a wind turbine (330 kWp) and solar array (100 kWp). The farm also has significant cooling needs, in this case due to potato storage shed...
Funder: Energy Technology Partnership | Value: £4,672
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Biogenic construction materials for a circular economy and climate change mitigation: scalability and sustainability

2018 - date
Jim Hart | Director of Studies: Dr Francesco Pomponi | Second Supervisor: Dr Bernardino D'Amico

Transition to circular refurbishment: Enviornmental impacts of high rise residential buildings in Mexico City

2018 - 2022
This project aims to decarbonise the Built Environment of Mexico City through Circular Econ...
Miss Ana Karen Hernandez Garcia | Director of Studies: Dr Suha Jaradat | Second Supervisor: Dr Francesco Pomponi

Retrofit Evaluation of Non Domestic Buildings in Scotland prior to connection to 4th generation district heating

2018 - date
Antoine Reguis | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie

Evaluating Shear Properties of the Laminated Glass Beam

2017 - 2021
Mr Kal Uheida | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Keng Goh

The feasibility study of development and implementation of smart energy system for 100% renewable energy and transport solutions for Sri Lanka

2015 - date
Mr Wattala Fernando | Director of Studies: Dr Kamyab Givaki | Second Supervisor: Prof Naren Gupta

Cyclic performance of rubber-soil mixtures to enhance seismic protection

2015 - 2020
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introduction ...
Mr Juan Bernal-Sanchez | Director of Studies: Dr John McDougall | Second Supervisor: Dr Daniel Barreto Gonzalez

The development of a numerical temperature algorithm to predict the indoor temperature of an electric vehicle's cabin space

2014 - 2018
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry,...
Aisling Doyle | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Dr Zuansi Cai

Impact of climate change and envelope performance dilapidation on dwellings

2012 - 2019
"This study looks at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they comp...
Dr Julio Bros Williamson | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Celine Garnier

Smart energy monitoring technology to achieve low carbon homes

2007 - 2015
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
Dr Jon Stinson | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

Performance measurement and mathematical modelling of integrated solar water heaters

2005 - 2009
Dr Celine Garnier | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Tom Grassie

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