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Date and Time: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00


The Global Sustainability Institute’s (GSI) Balance Network and the Communications and IT Policy panels of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) are hosting this symposium which will look at new ways of understanding and exploring ‘work-life balance’ (WLB) in the digital age. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:15

University of Leeds

The City of Glasgow, known historically as ‘Second City of British Empire’, was instrumental to the Industrial Revolution and to the making of a modern economics of capital accounting. By 1945, the Glasgow Corporation owned considerable assets, including extensive energy networks. In 2016, Glasgow City Council is a microcosm of the British economisation of welfare, and the city’s energy suppliers are predominantly trans-national private enterprises. 

Following completion of the three-year Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) project – an EU project improving the energy efficiency of apartment blocks, led by Changeworks in Scotland, the international project team has produced a project brochure and final report to join the range of other materials arising from the project, such as a technical toolkit for retrofitting and an engagement toolkit – a guide for property and building managers to help support energy efficiency improvements in apartment blocks. 

Up in the Air – Part 1, published in November 2015 by Policy Exchange in partnership with King’s College London, revealed that more than 12 per cent of London’s total area exceeded legal and healthy limits for nitrogen dioxide in 2010.  The second part of their report proposes a comprehensive package of measures to reduce emissions and improve air quality in London.  It focuses on road transport and gas combustion – which combined are the major causes of pollution in London.  The report suggests what the next Mayor of London, and others, need to do to clean up London’s air, whilst taking ca

SDRN Mailing, 9 March 2016

By Editor on 9th March 2016
Found in: News

With the forthcoming London Mayoral election not far away in May 2016, Green Alliance, in collaboration with the Campaign for Better Transport, CPRE, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, London Wildlife Trust, National Trust, RSPB and the WWF, looks at the major challenges facing London and sets out big ideas and practical means which would help the new Mayor achieve a greener, fairer capital and a better place to live and work. 

This recent report, published by the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors, presents the results of a research project which evaluates policy and standards for promoting the delivery of low and zero carbon (LZC) new homes in England, in the context of the 2012 Housing Standards Review and the recently withdrawn 2016 zero carbon target. 

Date and Time: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00

Seminar Room 8.119 (a/b), School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

SDRN Mailing, 24 February 2016

By Editor on 24th February 2016
Found in: News

SmartThings Future Living Report

By Editor on 24th February 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

This new report, commissioned by Samsung, explores the concept of future living and how fast-moving advances in technology and engineering, such as the Internet of Things, could revolutionise the way we live.