Doing Cold Smarter

Thermal energy, both hot and cold, is one of the major energy challenges. The provision of cold, or cooling, is integral to modern society; without it, the supply of food, medicine and data would simply break down. 

Thermal Energy at Birmingham Energy Institute

Yet cooling currently consumes large amounts of energy and causes a great deal of pollution. The Birmingham Energy Institute Policy Commission seeks to develop a systems approach to address this challenge.

Policy Commission Report

The commission launched its findings at an event on 28 October and presented a roadmap for policy.

The Commissioners

The policy commission brings together 16 academic and industry professionals.

Energy research at Birmingham

The Birmingham Energy Institute brings together over 140 academics working in energy related research and development.

Watch: Doing Cold Smarter

University of Birmingham academics discuss how the provision of cold, or cooling, is integral to modern society.