Zero Carbon Lab is a unique multidisciplinary research group at Birmingham City University
where design thinking and advanced computer modelling methods are brought together to seek solutions
to the toughest open problems in the built environment.
Zero Carbon Lab's close collaboration with the Birmingham Zero Carbon House,
a 170 year old Victorian residence that achieved carbon negative performance through retrofit,
has resulted in instrumental performance monitoring of the house over the past four years,
providing a unique source for multidisciplinary research by staff and PhD students.
The research has resulted in the publication of books and technical
papers, in the creation of a taught Masters programme on Zero Carbon Architecture and Retrofit Design,
and in collaboration with industry on scaling up zero carbon retrofit.
Founded by Professor Ljubomir Jankovic to consolidate the multitude of on-going work facets in this field,
Zero Carbon Lab collaborates nationally and internationally with industry and academia on facilitating a
wider take-up of zero carbon design and retrofit of buildings and on wider societal sustainability issues.