This Ph.D. is based on the Faculty of Engineering. There has been a continuous investment in the buildings and facilities in the department. The computing facilities (complete with the software you will need), building technology laboratories and technical workshop, digital fabrication suite and model making workshop will provide you with additional tools for investigative analysis.
The Marmont Centre for Renewable Energy contains research laboratories that are equipped with a variety of technologies including photovoltaic panels, solar collectors, light pipes, wind turbines and ground source heat pumps. The laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for research into passive cooling, heat recovery, solar/wind/ground energy systems, absorption technology, heat pump systems, ventilation systems, indoor air quality and thermal comfort.
The Sustainable Research Building (SRB) is designed to serve as an exemplary building, demonstrating state-of-the-art techniques for environmentally responsible, sustainable construction. The building provides laboratory, office and seminar accommodation and the spaces have been configured to support a number of different heating, cooling and ventilation strategies. Integrated technologies include photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal collectors, wind turbines, combined heat and power systems, light pipes, self-cleaning windows and rainwater collection systems.
The Millennium Ecohouse is an environmentally-friendly two-storey four-bedroom house, funding and constructed by David Wilson Homes. The building is integrated with PV, solar thermal collectors, a wind turbine, combined heat and power, light pipes, ground source heat reclaim, and a rainwater collection system. It allows more detailed studies under real operating conditions with user feedback. The building was completed in 2000 but research into the performance of the sustainable technologies integrated into the building has been carried out since 2001.
The Creative Energy Homes Project is a showcase of innovative, state-of-the-art energy efficient homes of the future. Six homes constructed on the University Park Campus will be designed to various degrees of innovation and flexibility to allow the testing of different aspects of modern methods of construction. The project aims to stimulate sustainable design ideas and promote new ways of providing affordable, environmentally sustainable housing that is innovative in their design. Several international companies including E:ON, BASF, and Tarmac have provided funding for the project.
The Environmental Education Centre (EEC) - design studio - is a complex of three single-storey wings and a two-storey block with a courtyard in the center. The design of the EEC addresses practical issues including sustainability, low maintenance, and low energy. The roof is integrated with 18 kWp PV.
The workshop facilities include a model-making facility and a digital fabrication suite with the 3D router, 3D printer and laser cutter.
Research in architectural humanities at Nottingham covers a diverse multidisciplinary field including architectural history, theory, and criticism; philosophy of technology; critical and cultural theory; architecture and the body; architecture and language; museums and national identity.
- Entry requirements: 2.1 (or international equivalent) and/or a masters degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject
- IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element)
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Last updated February 14, 2018