UK 2050 decarbonisation target requires rapid deployment of retrofit measures across over 20m existing homes. Our existing activities bring together the Sheffield Urban Flows Observatory’s multi-spectral imaging vehicle (MARVel) and ongoing research from EPSRC Active Building Centre to enable automated identification and characterisation of buildings for retrofit purposes using machine learning approaches.

This project aims to establish and strengthen collaborations on residential retrofit activities with the Barnsley council achieved through a proof-of-concept deployment of Sheffield’s automated drive-by building assessment for the council’s social housing decarbonisation program.

People: Hadi Arbabi, Danielle Densley Tingley, Martin Mayfield-Tulip, Yulan Sheng

Project Status: Complete

Project Start Date: 15th January 2021

Keywords: Retrofit

Funding Scheme: EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account