The University of Brighton has a community of 21,000 students and 2,600 staff based on campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. It has one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record, factors which contribute to its reputation as a leading post-1992 university.
Its roots can be traced back to 1859 when the School of Art was opened in the Brighton Royal Pavilion. The university’s focus is on professional education, with the majority of degrees awarded also leading to professional qualifications.
The University of Brighton Faculty of Arts spans a comprehensive range of disciplines and professions across the creative and performing arts, architecture and interior design, graphic design, photography and illustration, media, fashion and textiles design, three dimensional design and crafts, the humanities and art and design history, theory and criticism.
The Faculty of Arts is well connected to developments in the region.
In collaboration with SEEDA and HEFCE, the university is currently leading a feasibility study involving all the universities in the SE region, entitled Creative Towns and Cities in the South East to transfer the benefits of research to urban regeneration, economic and sustainable development.
AmicusHorizon manages over 28,000 homes with around 900 employees, and offers housing solutions from general needs to housing for people with care and support needs. At the same time, they are responsible for local decision-making, accountability and resident involvement.
AmicusHorizon has three main organisational regions - Kent, London and Surrey, and Sussex.
The Kent Region is the focus of the IFORE project and consists of 7,000 homes in and around Sittingbourne, Faversham and the Isle of Sheppey. The housing stock ranges from larger family houses to bungalows and sheltered housing schemes for older people. As well as homes for general needs and elderly tenants, shared accommodation schemes are provided.
AmicusHorizon are committed to improve the lives of their residents through innovative programmes and training schemes. This resident focus ensures that:
Pas-de-Calais Habitat manages 39 000 homes , and builds close to 700 new homes a year in reply to strong demand in the Region. It acts with relation to the building, framework of life and urban planning in partnership with State services, local groups and professionals.
Pas-de-Calais Habitat takes into account many factors when building: expectations of the clients and tenants, integration of the buildings in the urban fabric, human size of the lodgings and respect of the environmental norms… through the expression "Urban Operator", it is the very function of "shaping the city of town" that is put forward.
Urban renewal simultaneously integrates rehabilitation, construction of homes, service creation, installation of communication means and landscaped gardens. In this way the Urban Operator contributes to the improvement of cities and to the re-generation of neighbourhoods.
Being an Urban Operator is also helping people live together. Pas-de-Calais habitat continually improves the services offered to its customers. This figures in the 17 undertakings of its quality charter.
In June 2006, the organisation obtained ISO 9001 certification from the independent office, DNV France, for all its activities. It was renewed in March 2009.
The University of Artois has 14,500 students and an educational community of 1,450 people. Based in Arras, it is multidisciplinary and mult-polar, with faculties in Arras, Bethune, Douai, Gravelines, Lens, Lievin, Lille, Outreau, Valenciennes, Villeneuve-d'Ascq.
The Laboratory of Civil Engineering and Geo-Environment (LGCgE) is the stakeholder of the Ifore project. It is part of the "Lille Nord de France" Centre for Research and Higher Education. In this laboratory, multidisciplinary research is conducted to meet the challenges of sustainable construction, development and ecology.
The LGCgE brings together research teams from several schools in the region Nord-Pas de Calais: over 150 people, including 70 teachers and researchers, 25 technical and administrative staff and sixty doctoral students.
The "Habitat" axis of LGCgE addresses the issue of energy management in buildings. Research aims at developing methods and innovative processes to improve the energy performance and quality environments in new construction and rehabilitation of existing housing. The research focuses on the thermophysical characterization of materials, testing and modeling the behavior of materials and innovative systems for habitat (Solar wall, parietodynamic windows...), instrumentation and diagnosys methods of thermal envelopes.
The University of Artois Laboratory of Civil Engineering and Geo-Environment (LGCgE) is a laboratory of the Centre for Research and Higher Education "Lille Nord de France." In this laboratory, multidisciplinary research is conducted to meet the challenges of sustainable construction, development and ecology. Research activity and innovation for development and economic priority to science and technology training are part of the base of the laboratory.
The LGCgE brings together research teams from several schools in the region Nord-Pas de Calais. Research activity and technology transfert is provided by over 150 people, including 70 teachers and researchers, 25 technical and administrative staff and sixty doctoral students. The laboratory's activities are spread over four sites:
The axis "Habitat" of LGCgE addresses the issue of energy management in buildings. Research aimed at developing methods and innovative processes for improving the energy performance and quality environments in new construction and rehabilitation of existing housing. The research focuses on the thermophysical characterization of materials, testing and modeling the behavior of materials and innovative systems for habitat (Solar wall, parietodynamics windows ...), instrumentation and diagnostic methods of thermal envelopes.
The Steering Committee meets twice a year and is presented an overview of progress made on the project. The role of the members is to disseminate the IFORE project and its learnings.UK MEMBERS
- Jon Bird (Energy Efficiency Development Officer, Dorset County Council)
- Brian Horton (Strategic Housing Adviser, Kent County Council)
- Paul Hackett (CEO, AmicusHorizon)
- Paul Crouch (Board Member, AmicusHorizon)
- Chris Blincoe / Fergus Rolfe / Matt Temple (ADAPT Low Carbon Group, University of East Anglia)
- Doe Fitzsimmons (Environment Group, Devon County Council)
- Fabrice Crépin (Deputy General Manager, Pas-de-Calais habitat)
- Audrey Mayer (Innovation Manager, Pas-de-Calais habitat)
- Hervé Caux (Côte d'Opale & Audomarois Region Manager)
- Jean-Michel Stecowiat (General Manager, Pas-de-Calais habitat)
- Jean-Claude Etienne (Board Member, Pas-de-Calais habitat, Councillor of Pas-de-Calais)
- Jacques Mellick (Board Member, Pas-de-Calais habitat, Councillor of Béthune)
- Olivier Danna (President of the National Building Federation, Lens Region)
- Mareille Dhainaut (ADEME Nord-Pas-de-Calais)
- Thérèse Guilbert (MP & Mayor of Outreau)
- Alain Tambour (Project Coordinator of ECOFAB)
- Bernard Marette (General Manager, Habitat 76)
- Cédric Lefebvre (Development Manager, Habitat 76).