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Robert Gordon University: Sustainable Housing

InstitutionRobert Gordon University View institution profile
Department Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Telephone 01224 262728
Study type Research


This is a broad, interdisciplinary area with a focus on the design and assessment of sustainability in domestic-scale built environments. The theme includes studies of energy and the physical performance of whole buildings and building elements, as well as studies and designs which address drivers, attitudes, perceptions and social aspects of sustainable housing.

Sustainable Housing research opportunities: •Balance between thermal and lighting comfort in hot climates •Housing Design: resilient city and towns, low-energy housing design, affordable housing, intergenerational co-housing typologies •Innovation in Housing •Energy and the physical performance of buildings and building elements •Attitudes, perceptions and social sustainability in housing

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Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University has recently been awarded Scottish University of the Year 2021 - Times Good University Guide.

With a history that dates back to 1729 when Robert Gordon founded a hospital to educate the poor children of Aberdeen.  He had a remarkably modern belief that his investment in the education of his community would equip them with the skills and knowledge to strengthen their success in Europe and further afield. Today, more than 260 years after his death, the University which bears his name remains true to his spirit and enterprise.  In more recent times RGU …

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