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CAR has developed an evidence-based EPC

Energy Performance Certificates are meant to raise awareness of energy and help cut carbon emissions, but they are flawed and have failed to deliver savings. We have devised a better approach.

How to convert UK homes to electric heating

CAR has developed a new model for the Government aimed at finding cost-effective ways to adopt electric heating in homes, and especially low-carbon heat pumps.


The scale model of the Tatlin Tower engineered by by CAR director Phil Cooper has been re-erected at the Sainsbury Centre and CAR has been appointed to update the 2006 conservation plan for UEA.

CAR reviews retrofit initiatives in social housing

CAR was appointed by the Government to review low-energy retrofit initiatives in social housing. After weak take-up of the Green Deal and ECO, we examined how to make support more effective.

Government has published three CAR reports on retrofitting homes

CAR research bolsters the case for retrofitting to improve the energy and carbon performance of existing homes. Three new reports are out, showing the cost of work, current best practice, and innovation for solid wall insulation.

A sustainable transport strategy for Greater Cambridge

CAR director Luca Leone has developed a sustainable transport strategy for Greater Cambridge. His article on the subject was published in the Cambridge Business Weekly.