Zero Carbon Lab is a unique multidisciplinary research group
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 175 year old Victorian residence that achieved carbon negative performance through retrofit,
has resulted in instrumental performance monitoring of the house over the past five years.
The results provided a unique source for multidisciplinary research by staff and PhD students and led to collaboration with industry, to externally funded projects and to publication of books and technical
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.