Welcome to the DEFACTO research project webpage. DEFACTO is a 6 year (2012-2018
) interdisciplinary research project being carried out at Loughborough University.

The funding comes from the digital economy and energy programme which is a Research Councils UK cross council initiative led by EPSRC and contributed to by ESRC, NERC, BBSRC and STFC

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The project brings together two of Loughborough University’s world leading schools: Architecture, Civil and Building Engineering & Design.

This interdisciplinary project calls upon expertise in domestic energy demand, statistics, modelling and user behaviour. Together with the support of commercial partners, the project will quantify the potential for new digital technology to reduce heating energy demand in homes.