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The South China Unviersity of Technology’s China-UK Low Carbon City Research Centre (LCCRC) Unveiled

On 15 Dec 2012, the unveiling ceremony and the first seminar of China-UK Low Carbon City Research Centre (LCCRC) were held in the Liwu Science and Technology Building at South China Unviersity of Technology (SCUT). The establishment of this Centre is a following action of the MoU signed between South China Unviersity of Technology and Cardiff University, and with joint inputs from Wales Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI), Guangzhou Low Carbon Industry Association (GLCIA) and Guangzhou Carbon Emissions Trading Centre (GCETC). In the future, this Centre will focus on the following cooperation among the parties:

  • Development of joint research projects in the area of low carbon built environment and relevant technologies;
  • Development of mutual understanding on the traditional architectural design and its integration with modern architectural technologies through methods of case-study and computational tools etc.;
  • Student exchange and/or joint education;   
  • Any other areas which may promote the academic and/or industrial interests of the parties in research, teaching and/or business.

Prof Xinyi PENG (Executive Vice President of SCUT), An PAN (Deputy Secretary-general of Guangzhou Municipal Government), Dr Ron Loveland (Energy Advisor to Welsh Government) and Prof Phillip Jones (Head of the WSA, Cardiff University and Chair of LCRI) attended the ceremony and made a speech respectively.

On the ceremony, Prof Xinyi PENG, on behalf of the SCUT, signed the memorandum of low-carbon cooperation with Guangzhou Carbon Emissions Trading Centre, laying the potential collaborative area in urban carbon emissions statistics, monitoring of real-time carbon consumption emissions, etc.

On the seminar, the experts from IBM and Guangzhou Hongying Energy Technology Co. Ltd. made presentations of their research on low carbon process management and micro renewable energy generation technologies. One common issue mentioned by both is lacking of integrated strategy and assessment approach of systematic efficiency, which will be one of the areas that the SCUT and the UK organisations investigate on collaboratively.

Xinyi PengProf Xinyi Peng, Executive Vice President of the SCUT, making an address and an academic report Phil JonesProf Phillip Jones, Head of the WSA, Cardiff University and Chair of LCRI, making an address and an academic report
An PanAn Pan, Deputy Secretary-General of Guangzhou Municipal Government, making an address Dr Ron LovelandDr Ron Loveland, Energy Advisor to the Welsh Government
""Unveiling the research centre ""Memorandum of cooperation signed between South China Unviersity of Technology and Guangzhou Carbon Emissions Trading Centre
""The unveiling ceremony and the seminar in session ""Group picture of the main representatives from government, academia and industry of Guangzhou and Wales