We aim to enable the development of pertinent research areas to further define, understand and resolve challenges in reducing carbon input and improving energy performance across the building lifecycle through our membership and activities. CBx brings together bodies representing the whole building lifecycle under one banner. We provide tailored research as requested to suit the individual requirements of our CBx members and help them in achieving their energy and carbon reduction goals.

Through partnerships with the UCL Energy Institute and other knowledge experts, we draw on their large pool of research and anonymised datasets to produce authoritative outcomes for industry to take forward. This can either be to help achieve the energy and carbon reduction goals of a single organisation, or acting as programme and collaboration manager to connect large organisations, professional bodies and government for identified research areas.

Research methods and outcomes will be captured in research reports, made available to the CBx community to ensure the cross-sector sharing of knowledge and transparency of energy data.


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Become a research partner!

Our research ambitions are described below. Please contact us if you would like to get involved.

Verifying occupant behaviour
Data & information: improving accuracy & forecasting
Correct approach for metering different building typologies: schools, offices, retail
Developing BIM for end users
Risk limitations for PFI projects across varying building types and technology applications