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Welcome to i-STUTE

i-STUTE is an interdisciplinary centre for Storage, Transformation and Upgrading of Thermal Energy. It develops technologies that aim to reduce energy consumption and deliver cost-effective heating and cooling which will help the UK achieve its target of a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 80% by 2050.

i-STUTE brings together cutting-edge engineering advances with economic, behavioural and policy expertise to produce solutions that are both technically excellent but also appealing to business, end-users, manufacturers and installers.

The research centre is funded through the UK Research Councils’ Energy Programme. It is a £5.3M project that is developed over 5 years involving four HEIs and an external academic, private and governmental organisation network.

The Centre involves technologists and researchers from the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering and Warwick Business School together with London South Bank University, the University of Ulster and Loughborough University.


Latest news: Vacancy

We are looking for a Research Associate to work across two EPSRC funded projects (i-STUTE and 4S-DHW) in Domestic Energy, in particular to develop user requirements for thermal storage and hot water.

The post is full time for 22 months and is based at Loughborough Design School.

Closing date is 28 Feb 2017.

Full details are here.

For further details and informal enquiries, please contact Victoria Haines on

Latest progress

Click here to view the latest update of the work carried out by our research team presented in our last Management Committee meeting in June 2016 at the University of Warwick.

Energy Efficiency and the Future - Gaining Business Advantage from 20-20-20 targets

SIRACH will be co hosting the this IOR International Refrigeration Committee focusing on the business opportunities of environmental policy and international energy reduction targets.

This half day business briefing will offer guidance and case studies of how 20-20-20 is driving energy efficiency and reducing emissions in Europe, technologies and behaviour factors that are having an impact and the role of low GWP HFO refrigerants

Click here for more information.