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During this webinar we will hear from the British Geological Survey (BGS) about their observatories for researchers to investigate the subsurface, particularly in relations to shallow geothermal energy.

Our second speaker is Prof Mark Gillott who will present his work on how our homes will play an active part within community energy systems in order to reduce our energy use, cost and associated carbon emissions. His presentation will include real world demonstrators where new technical and socio economic models are being trialled and evaluated.

Mark Gillott, is the University of Nottingham’s Professor of Sustainable Building Design, has 30 years’ experience in low carbon sustainable energy technologies and sustainable building design. He is the research and project manager for the multi-award winning living lab ‘Creative Energy Homes’ low/zero carbon housing project through which he has co-designed, constructed and monitored the performance of some of the UK’s first whole house retrofits and ‘Code for Sustainable Homes’ level 4 and 6 (zero carbon) homes. He project managed the multi award winning £8 million UK Energy Research Accelerator Community Energy Demonstrator at the £180 million Nottingham Trent Basin sustainable housing development of low carbon homes. This scheme operates under a new community energy business model and incorporates what was Europe’s largest community energy battery with onsite solar PV.

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