Heat and the City

Principal Investigator:

Janette Webb (PI; Sociology), Mark Winskel (Co-I; STIS)

Funding:

It is funded by the UK Research Councils’ Energy and Communities Programme.


Overview

Our multi-disciplinary research addresses a major gap in UK sustainable energy policy and governance, which is the neglect of energy used for heating and hot water in buildings. The project focuses primarily on the development of district heating networks, exploring processes of sociotechnical change at household, community and policy levels. It is funded by the UK Research Councils’ Energy and Communities Programme, and is one of seven projects which place society, environment and economy at the centre of the public debate.