The University of Liverpool Zero Carbon Research Institute (ZCRI) is a unique multidisciplinary research and consultancy group led by our research director Dr Stephen Finnegan and supported by industry sponsored PhD researchers. Its goal is to assist in designing and implementing strategies to achieve the UK Governments plan for all buildings to be Net Zero Carbon (NZC) by 2050.

Our work involves the design of NZC strategies, the calculation of the “embodied” and “operational” carbon impact of products and buildings and the publication of our research. Click on the menu in the top right to find out more.

Latest Research

Dr Stephen Finnegan has been nominated as “Carbon Expert of the Month” for November 2020 by OneClickLCA. Read the full article by clicking here

Working with Dragonipanel we have completed the first study of its type that considers the real world impact of a MgO Structurally Insulated Panel (SIPs) Net Zero Carbon (NZC) home. Click on this storyboard to find out more.

Richard Twinn (UKGBC) Senior Policy Manager, Jo Holden (Peel) Head of Sustainability and I have released a video on the Net Zero Carbon Transition to 2050 for World Green Building week.

Dr Finnegan has assessed the Whole Life Carbon impact of the Everyman Theatre and considering how they can achieve Net Zero Carbon (NZC) status. A recent news feature provides more details this storyboard provides a full explanation of the work. The study will be published in a journal, with further details released in due course.

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