Climate and environmental sciences
The University of Reading has been at the forefront of research into climate and environmental sciences for many decades.
Interdisciplinary research areas relating to Climate and environmental sciences include:
Focusing on climate research, the Walker Institute for Climate Systems Research is the hub for much of this work. Researchers are engaged in many different projects, including mitigating the impact of climate change, the interplay between crops and climate, the impact of climate on business and influencing human behaviour to reduce our carbon footprint.
Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments
Research at Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments is structured around two inter-connecting themes: sustainable building and services systems; and energy management in buildings and infrastructure systems. Projects centre around the development and application of sustainable construction, renewable energy applications and energy management technologies, including their economic and social impacts.
Research Institute for the Built Environment
The Research Institute for the Built Environment acts as a focal point for research within the School of Construction Management and Engineering and fosters multidisciplinary work. Its research covers building design and management, surveying, construction management and economics, construction engineering, construction informatics, and social science aspects of the built environment.
Other areas of the University which are involved in research relating to Climate and environmenal sciences include: