SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy

Our current reliance on fossil fuels is unsustainable and harmful to the planet. It is becoming increasingly urgent that we implement innovative and sustainable energy solutions as fast as possible in order to counter the impacts of climate change.

We are making strides to investigate affordable and clean energy solutions, and this is reflected across our teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities. We have forged partnerships with industry to test and develop new technologies such as biogas production, we are exploring green technologies through our exemplar houses, and we are working in Japan and Malaysia to ensure electric vehicles (EVs) remain low-carbon cars.

Key statistics

New £370,000 hub

Our new £370,000 Construction Skills and Knowledge Hub aims to counter the skills shortage in the UK construction sector.

70,000m³ biogas

Almost 70,000m³ of renewable biogas was produced using pig slurry and used for heating.

25% reduction

Applying insulated paint to our exemplar houses produced a 25% reduction in heat loss.

3 houses

We have three exemplar houses allowing new technologies to be tested under realistic test-bed conditions.