Energy Systems Research Unit
Multi-disciplinary research in energy utilisation
The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) is a cross-discipline research group concerned with new approaches to built environment energy utilisation and the introduction of sustainable means of energy supply at various scales. ESRU is located within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and operates the BRE Centre for Energy Utilisation.
Our work is divided between research, consultancy, knowledge exchange and application program development. This website is a source of knowledge and applications for students and practitioners interested in energy efficiency and new and renewable energy systems deployment at both the strategic and urban scale.
Free and open-source programs for energy systems performance assessment at various scales.
Consultancy services to architectural / engineering practices, local authorities, and industry.
ESRU provides courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development levels.