About the Project
The Northern Schools Trust (NST) Liverpool Life Sciences University Technical College (UTC) is situated in the Liverpool Baltic Creative (a business quarter in the City of Liverpool) and is surrounded by other associated and interlinked businesses.
Previous studies have found that it is possible for the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC to achieve Net Zero Carbon (NZC) status, however the capital expenditure needed to install the necessary renewable energy technologies for one single business is prohibitive. This PhD considers a new approach to the problem by focusing on the feasibility of not only the UTC but all of the associated businesses through multi-stakeholder engagement i.e. if all businesses were to work in collaboration through sharing data, energy procurement, funding applications then could the business quarter on the whole achieve NZC? Previous residential studies using Solar PV on a community scale have been successful through crowd funding and collaboration. Could the same or a similar approach help this SME market?
The aim of the project is to assess the feasibility of creating a Net Zero Carbon (NZC) business quarter.
The objectives are:
• Develop a NZC action plan with the UTC and associated businesses that make up the business quarter.
• Create a baseline cost, carbon and energy profile for the business quarter.
• Assess all possible short and long term terms options to achieve NZC status.
• Potentially implement solutions and evaluate “real world” results.
• Disseminate the results and findings on a national scale.
This PhD is one of 20 industry-led collaborative R&D projects from the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory. The aim of the project is for you to work toward a PhD at the University of Liverpool through delivering ‘real – life’ solutions to industry. The Centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moore’s University and Lancaster University to create innovative low carbon goods, processes and services developed through collaborative R&D partnerships between local companies in the Liverpool City Region and local universities.
Candidates must demonstrate they have the following essential skills: evidence of your ability to work with multiple private and public sector organisations and stakeholders; exceptional communication skills; knowledge of the energy and carbon challenges facing the Higher Education sector, expertise in large scale data collection, experience of considering renewable energy technologies and analysis and understanding of the practicalities of achieving net zero carbon for business.
To apply for this opportunity please email [Email Address Removed] quoting UoL-LCEI-259 in the email subject with:
• 2 page CV
• 2 page expression of interest
The Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA) is an internationally recognised centre for architectural and built environment research. The LSA performed excellently in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), being the highest ranked department submitted solely as a School of Architecture, a top six place for research intensity and a top ten place for grade point average (as shown in The Times Higher Education magazine).
This research project will be supervised by Dr Stephen Finnegan who is a member of the Environment, Sustainability and Technology in Architecture (ESTA) Research Group.
Please visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/architecture/research/sustainability/ for more information on the ESTA group and https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/architecture/staff/stephen-finnegan/ for the supervisor.
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