Newcastle Helix District Energy Scheme
Providing low-carbon District Energy to this flagship city-centre quarter
Securing our energy networks
A new lab will allow researchers to put the electricity grid through its paces, simulating events like power cuts due to severe weather.
PYRAMID real-time platform for flood risk assessment
Developing a digitally-enabled environment that benefits policymakers, businesses, communities and individuals.
Connected homes as living labs for energy management technologies
55 homes in Newcastle have been fitted with equipment to become living labs for the energy sector.
Strengthening data analyst skills to optimise battery systems
Working with NICD, Connect Energy wanted data insights about second-life EV batteries
Clean Air Zone to tackle air pollution
Across the country poor air quality is linked to around 40,000 early deaths a year, including hundreds across Gateshead, Newcastle and North Tyneside.
Smart sensors to prevent flooding incidents
Sewer and highway drainage issues cause more than 20 per cent of Newcastle’s flooding incidents.
Living lab for naturally engineered flood defence systems
The UK’s largest testbed for sustainable drainage systems is providing a blueprint for how our cities should be designed in the future in order to reduce the risk of flooding.
Sustainable heat pump pilot
E.On has secured £3.9 million to install heat pumps around Newcastle.
Children help redesign a healthier, ecofriendly Newcastle
Over 200 children from Newcastle worked with researchers from the Open Lab to gather evidence - using their senses - and make a case for improving their local neighbourhood.