News

The latest news from the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) and its projects.


12th May, 2009

Prof. AbuBakr Bahaj delivered an invited talk at the Futures Fair 09 at RIBA in London. This event brought together architects in research, academia and the design industries to re-consider the future of our towns and cities over the next 20 years and beyond. The title of the talk given by Prof. Bahaj was: “Issues in […]


1st May, 2009

Nikkolaos Bakker and Mark Jentsch worked for several weeks with research partners at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. The scope of this work was to investigate user feedback strategies and the environmental performance of buildings in tropical climates and to relate the results to data gathered in the UK.


17th March, 2009

Prof. AbuBakr Bahaj was invited to give a lecture within the lecture series of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) South Central. This lecture focused on “Energy from the Oceans”. more details on the lecture


3rd March, 2009

The Sustainable Energy Research Group presented its work in the field of energy and buildings on the universities stand at the Ecobuild 2009 exhibition in London. The group teamed up with SmartGlass International and Gec-Co Go Eco Consultancy Co for this event on a joint stand. The stand design was developed by members of the […]


24th February, 2009

Prof. AbuBakr Bahaj was invited to give a talk at the Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) seminar on wave and tidal energy.


14th February, 2009

Dr. Luke Myers and Dr. Patrick James were acting as energy experts during the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) consultation on ‘Heat and Energy Saving Strategy’. They were providing advice at public consultation events in London, Exeter and Durham. Furthermore they were responding to questions through the on-line forum for these events. Department […]


27th November, 2008

Mr. Mark Jentsch and Dr. Patrick James were invited to give a presentation on the ‘Present and future performance of naturally ventilated buildings’ at the CIBSE one day conference on ‘The future of weather data’ in London. Themes of their talk were: Present day measured building performance in a ‘hot summer’ compared to simulation predictions The […]


29th September, 2008

Dr. Yau from the University of Malaya in Malaysia visited the Sustainable Energy Research Group. The purpose of the visit was to kick-off the research collaboration on ‘Climate Change Implications for Buildings and their Technical Services in Tropical and Moderate Climates’ funded by the British Council. As part of this collaboration Choo Khean Chang who […]


1st September, 2008

From the 1st to the 3rd of September 2008 the Sustainable Energy Research Group represented the University of Southampton at the annual Copenmind exhibition in Copenhagen. The exhibition’s main theme was ‘Cleantech’ which has strong links to the group’s work. The exhibition stand was designed and built by members of the group. Exhibits included one […]


25th July, 2008

The paper presented by Luke Blunden at the World Renewable Energy Congress WREC X in Glasgow was awarded best paper of the “Marine and Ocean Energy Technology” sessions. A total of 8 papers were presented at the conference by members of the group spanning the “Marine and Ocean Energy Technology”, “Wind Energy Applications” and “Low […]