Sustainability Research Institute (SRI)
Welcome to the SRI
Established in 2001, the SRI was one of the first dedicated sustainability research institutes in the UK and we have since built an excellent international reputation by applying our groundbreaking research and development in the real world.
Our work focuses on a range of emerging research fields and pressing urban and rural sustainability challenges and is centred on three key themes:
- Green infrastructure - spanning areas such peatland ecology and conservation, the design and monitoring of urban green infrastructure and invertebrate conservation
- Resource Management - encompassing materials engineering, energy efficiency and the circular economy.
- Sustainable Living - covering adaptive governance and community engagement and asset management.
The SRI is a prime example of UEL's tradition of cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer. Working with partners across the UK and around the world, our work addresses the critical issues for creating more resilient urban and rural communities.
Our results orientated innovation expertise, state of art test sites and facilities, and cross-sectoral networks allows us to punch far above our weight.
Professor Darryl Newport - Former Director - Sustainability Research Institute
Professor of Sustainable Materials Engineering
ARENA supports London's enterprises to accelerate their innovative products and services to market.
Beneficiaries will be provided with market knowledge, in-lab technical validation and real-world demonstration trials and assessment at the new Ecology Centre and Urban Ecology Living Lab at Barking Riverside.
The ENE project has received funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.