Vertical Extension and the Sustainable Future of our Cities

Researchers from The University of Sheffield’s Department of Civil and Structural Engineering seek to understand the potential of vertical extension as a means of sustainable post COVID-19 recovery and beyond.

Vertical Extension and the Sustainable Future of our Cities 2020-10-27T20:41:32+00:00

Building Designers: Your building data is needed!

With the built environment contributing around 40% of the UK’ total carbon footprint, the construction industry has an undeniable key role to play in the UK’s journey towards sustainability. We need data on building projects (both newly built and retrofit) so that we can evaluate the circular economic potential of existing buildings and benchmark their circularity potential.

Building Designers: Your building data is needed! 2020-10-27T20:27:29+00:00

Air Pollution and the Air Quality Sensor Farm

Air pollution in large cities has become one of the hottest topics in environmental issues. According to a recent report, it caused 6.4 million deaths worldwide in 2015. Furthermore, poor air quality causes premature mortality, hospital admissions, allergic reactions, lung cancer, cardiovascular diseases and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma. It is reported that air pollution has strong links with dementia, causing 850,000 people [...]

Air Pollution and the Air Quality Sensor Farm 2020-04-01T12:58:01+00:00