Living Lab


The University provides an excellent opportunity for staff and students to apply their learning, undertake research and help us deliver positive sustainability outcomes.

Almost every discipline taught and researched can be applied in better understanding and improving our sustainability. These can include how we analyse and make improvements using our data, systems and operations, how we communicate and engage our stakeholders, how we make the business and wider positive case for sustainability, and how it relates to our learning, in every discipline in every Faculty.

Applying our knowledge, for example, can help us improve our carbon footprint, our buying decisions, protect and improve our natural habitats, encourage better pro-environmental and pro-social behaviors. It can help the University reduce its costs (e.g. by saving energy) reduce our impacts, become more responsible and help us generate research income and outputs. For staff and students it can provide valuable opportunities to build employability or knowledge of value to your careers.


This slide deck provides an illustration of how the Living Lab concept has relevance to our staff, students, institution and our wider stakeholders. We are in the process of developing the concept. If you would like to get involved or have ideas as to how you’d like to utilise the research and teaching opportunities available at Greenwich email

Further information and ideas can be found in this page.

Stockwell Street Building roof image is attributed to Cabinet Office and used under Creative Commons licence.


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