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Beach Hut Competition

CAR were consulting engineers for JaK Studio’s winning entry to ‘The Huts’, a beach hut competition sponsored by Eastbourne Borough Council.

Rebuilding and quality assuring UK-TIMES

CAR rebuilt the industry part of the Government's new energy systems model, UK-TIMES, and quality-assured the model.

DECC publishes Costing Monitoring Equipment Report

DECC (now BEIS) has published CAR’s report about the best monitoring equipment to use for a large, national survey of energy use in the home.

Calibrating the National Household Model

CAR has been chosen to fine-tune the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s new model for household energy use.

Household Electricity Use Survey

The Government has just published CAR’s latest findings about household energy use for lights and appliances, which question the effectiveness of energy labels.

Open Air Theatre Set Design

CAR’s Philip Cooper was the structural engineer for the giant mirror above the stage in Open Air Theatre’s production of Chekhov’s The Seagull in Regent’s Park, London.

UK Housing Energy Fact File

CAR’s new report, the UK Housing Energy Fact File, is now out. It charts the rise in average internal temperatures in our homes.

Household Electricity Survey

CAR has won a major contract to re-analyse data from the largest survey of household electricity use ever carried out in the UK.

Global Calculator

CAR has been appointed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to work on the new Global Calculator, for use in the next international climate change negotiations.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

CAR director Philip Cooper was structural verification engineer for the courtyard installation at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Award-winning EF Language School

CAR were structural engineers for the award-winning EF Language School in Cambridge. The building, designed by NRAP Architects, has recently won two RIBA East of England awards: an RIBA Regional Award and a Conservation Award sponsored by Historic England.

Cambridge Cohousing Ltd.

The Self-Build and Custom House Building Bill had its third reading in the House of Lords on 11 March, 2015. CAR has been developing such a scheme on behalf of Cambridge Cohousing Ltd.

Sustainable Energy in the Countryside

CAR's report on sustainable energy in the countryside, for the Campaign to Protect Rural England, had case studies of front runners that have retrofitted homes and other buildings.

Role Play Game to ‘rebrand’ the South African Capital

CAR’s Steve Platt and Helen Mulligan, working with Stephen Hill from Future Planners and Susan Snaddon from Arup, developed a novel role play game for students at a recent IDBE residential week in Cambridge.

Changing Riskscapes

CAR Director Stephen Platt is running a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) game at the joint GEM-CARLtd-GFZ-ImageCat workshop in London on 4th July (8.30am-1pm).

Urban Planning in Japan Post 2011

CAR Chairman Stephen Platt spoke to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation about urban planning after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear incident.

Radegund Hall, Coleridge Community College

CAR were part of the winning team for the 2013 Cambridge Design and Construction Awards in the category of best new building over £1M construction costs.