Tuesday 5 November 17:30 - 19:30

Room 225, UCL Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place

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The London Building Stock Model

Science & Technology

Join UCL Energy to hear about the London Building Stock Model

The London Building Stock Model (LBSM), commissioned by the Greater London Authority, is a detailed model of all buildings in London and their use of energy. The model contains detailed three-dimensional data on every separate domestic and non-domestic building in London including heights, volumes, wall areas and the distribution of activities between different floors. These data are drawn from the Energy Institute’s existing 3DStock model of London. Particular attention is paid to the complex relationships between premises and buildings. Other information is attached, on the ages of buildings, their construction materials and (in some cases) their servicing systems. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Display Energy Certificates are integrated.

The Model is being used by the GLA to tackle fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency of the capital’s housing stock. It will support Boroughs in their enforcement of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES), which recently came into force. It will allow poorly performing non-domestic buildings to be identified, and will help small and medium sized enterprises, and individual property owners and householders, to make energy improvements to their premises and reduce their energy bills. A closely related model, the London Solar Opportunity Map will also be demonstrated.

The talk + Q&A will start at 5.30pm and be followed by a networking reception from 6.30pm.

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Please be aware that this talk will be filmed, if you have any queries about this at all please contact [email protected]


Steve Evans is a Senior Research Fellow in the Building Stock Lab team within the UCL Energy Institute. He is also part of the ‘Buildings Theme’ within the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS). The focus of his work for a number of years has been on generating detailed three-dimensional models of the building stock and linking related empirical datasets to these buildings in order to improve our understanding of the UK built environment and its energy demand. During this time, he and the team have developed a model that can be applied to any part of the country and this is known as 3DStock.

He first became interested in 3D spatial models when he worked as a cartographer at the British Antarctic Survey. Since then he has regularly worked on projects that use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and the geographic component of problems as a bridge or link between different disciplines. Prior to working at the UCL Energy Institute, he worked on GIS and GeoVisualisation solutions for clients like the UK Green Building Council, English Heritage, Wates, The Building Exploratory and the Antarctic Heritage Trust as well as at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA).

Daniel Godoy Shimizu is a researcher at the UCL Energy Institute. His work focusses on energy use in the built environment. Recently, he worked with Prof Phil Steadman and Dr Ian Hamilton on the High-Rise Buildings project, which sought to examine the relationship between energy use and height in the UK building stock using empirical data. As a member of the Building Stock Lab, he is currently working on the London Building Stock Model project, creating a detailed and disaggregate model of every building within the M25.

Prior to UCL, he worked for Cambridge Architectural Research (CAR) Ltd, the University of Cambridge and Etude. At CAR, as an Associate, Daniel was involved in numerous projects relating to energy use and the UK building stock. For the University of Cambridge, he worked on the Energy Efficiency Fund project, monitoring the impact of different improvement programmes within NHS Trusts, and as a consultant for Etude he worked on a study to investigate the potential of a Carbon Offset Fund being implemented by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Daniel has also worked for several years as a building services engineer, gaining experience of the practical aspects of building design.


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