“Innovation in Design, Construction & Operation of Buildings for People” (IDCOP) is a multi institutional research programme funded under the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE) programme. The aim of the IDCOP consortium is to find new ways to improve the performance of building envelopes over the whole building life cycle.
The challenge for this research is to achieve a more sustainable urban environment which benefits people, creating a higher quality of life in their urban environments. The research focuses on the existing UK building stock. Within the research, new technologies and processes for maintenance and refurbishment of existing buildings are developed and promoted.
Further details can be found of the IDCOP website