News & Events
April 2013 - Sheffield City Region "Low Carbon and Renewables"
Sheffield City Region have released their latest resource on Low Carbon and Renewables. The document is available to download in the menu on the right.
March 2013 - Energy We Can all Afford? Centre director Prof. Koh in public debate on fuel poverty, climate change and fossil fuels
On Friday 8th March, CEES Director Professor Lenny Koh will be speaking at an event organised by Friends of the Earth along with Caroline Flint MP, Martyn Williams of the Energy Bill Revolution and Simon Bowens from Friends of the Earth.
This winter millions of people across the UK have been struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills, yet energy prices continue to rise. Come and join the debate - how can we tackle the challenges of fuel poverty, fossil fuels and climate change to create…
For more information, dowload the event flyer here.
February 2013 - Independent investigation reveals communities’ thoughts on Government’s Green Deal
Implications and challenges surrounding the Governments energy-efficiency flagship programme the Green Deal have been raised by University of Sheffield researchers following an investigation into what low income communities in the Yorkshire and Humberside region think of the scheme.
Although more findings are expected following a thorough analysis of their data, the researchers were able to draw out some feedback including:
- Many residents who do not own their own homes perceive a financial investment in someone else’s property as unfair and illogical.
- The Green Deal is good for the local supply chains and the economy.
- Residents are dubious of the role that banks might play in financing the Green Deal.
- It will boost the energy efficiency market and creates a low carbon future for our building stocks.
- Confusion between the Green Deal and other Government initiatives, such as solar panels and the feed-in tariff
- Residents concluded that it is only a matter of time before their Local Authority or Housing Association will fund interventions across all homes under one scheme or another
- While the financial savings may be significant in time, increased warmth and comfort are immediate and tangible.
Professor Lenny Koh, who led the project, said: “Green Deal is a strategic and important financial scheme to help people to keep their home warm and afford access to energy. Hence, Green Deal will improve quality of life of individuals.
Read the full press release here.
February 2013 - SCEnAT and the BIG Energy Upgrade featured in the latest edition of Discover Magazine.
Two major CEES projects, SCEnAT and the BIG Energy Upgrade have been featured in the latest edition of the University of Sheffield publication "Discover".
SCEnAT is a powerful new software tool, built to international environmental standards by researchers at the Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability at the University of Sheffield, is helping to detect and eliminate carbon hot spots in the supply chain – thus improving productivity, efficiency and regulatory compliance.
The BIG Energy Upgrade sees the University working alongside local authorities, housing associations and energy providers to end fuel poverty in ten of the most deprived communities of Yorkshire and Humber. A report by researchers based in CEES has found that local authorities can significantly reduce their carbon emissions, secure best value for taxpayers, and use small and medium sized local companies to stimulate economic growth by embedding best practice in their procurement activities.
Read both of the articles and find out more on pages 17 & 18 of the magazine here.
January 2013 - CEES experts to support Green Deal Pioneers Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
CEES, in partnership with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Citizens Advice Bureau, Groundwork Dearne Valley and Keepmoat Homes have successfully secured £872,000 of funding to support the roll out and delivery of the Government's flagship Green Deal initiative. £109,000 of this funding came from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Green Deal Pioneer Places fund.
The Green Deal is a national scheme that enables the installation of a range of home energy efficiency measures such as solid wall insulation, cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and new boilers with no up-front cost. The Green Deal Pioneer Places scheme will help to launch the Green Deal at a local level. The Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustanability will undertake a monitoring and evaluation role within the project, and will work closely in collaboration with all of the project partners. The project leader is Professor Lenny Koh, the support officer is Dr Stanimira Taneva and the monitoring and evaluation associate is Robert Marchand
This project complements with the £15million European ERDF funded BIG Energy Upgrade project (PI Professor Lenny Koh) with a large multi-disciplinary team of academics and researchers across the Faculties of Social Sciences, Engineering and Science, and a large consortium of partners. CEES and Management School are leading on this.
January 2013 - Upcoming demonstration of SCEnAT on Cloud, powered by Microsoft Windows Azure
The advancement in cloud services now offers Universities and research groups access to an unparalleled level of technological power. On Wednesday 23rd January 2013, The University of Sheffield will play host an event to demonstrate the Supply Chain Environmental Analysis Tool (SCEnAT), an innovative application powered by Microsoft Windows Azure technology. The event will also celebrate the launch of the Microsoft and JANET document pack.
Your place at the event must be booked at http://scenat.eventbrite.com. For more information, please see the flyer available in the Downloads menu on the right.
October 2012 - A great success of SCEnAT workshop in Greece
On 17th October, colleagues from CEES visited CITY College in Thessaloniki, Greece to take part in a green development workshop. For the full story visit http://www.city.academic.gr/news/story.asp?id=487
October 2012 - BIG Energy Upgrade launched procurement and supply chain report at the Green Deal Value Chain event
Richard Mellish, Head of the Green Deal Programme at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) addressed the BIG Energy Upgrade Green Deal Value Chain event at The University of Sheffield on Tuesday 18 September 2012. The event celebrated the contribution of the BIG Energy Upgrade to the national Green Deal and looked at future implications for homes and businesses across the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Mellish joined policy makers, representatives from local authorities, green deal providers, academics from the University of Sheffield and a panel of the UK’s biggest energy providers to discuss how to maximise the benefits that the Green Deal could provide to the region.
The BIG Energy Upgrade: Procurement and supply chain report – Green Deal and Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Supply Chains Delivery - was launched at the Green Deal Value Chain event and a copy of that report can now be downloaded. An programme for the day's event is also available to download from this page (see Downloads box, right).
September 2012 - New SCEnAT website launched
The Supply Chain Environmental Analysis Tool (SCEnAT) has been in use for over 12 months by a small selection of companies working in partnership with the University of Sheffield, but we are now pleased to announce that the tool is generally available via the new SCEnAT website - www.scenat.com.
See the SCEnAT Flyer (available to download, right) or the University press release for more information.
March 2012 - Preparing the Green Deal
The BIG Energy Upgrade Programme (BEU) is working with DECC and EEDO in preparing for the launch of the Green Deal. For further details of this collaboration, please visit http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/beu/beu.aspx
February 2012 - CEES on YouTube
The work of CEES and related projects is currently being featured on the ResearchAtSheffield website and ResearchAtSheffield YouTube channel. Six full mini-films on the topic of "Environment" are available at these links but the 6-minute overview film is embedded here: