Critically examining smart, industrial and household energy systems

Find out about this broad piece of work, aiming to advance knowledge in decarbonisation across different sectors.


The research program is focused on critically examining smart, industrial, and household energy systems for their role and impact in low-carbon energy transitions. The program is divided into three separate projects:

  • Smart home technology adoption
  • Industrial decarbonization
  • Fuel and mobility poverty.

These studies will provide a holistic, in-depth review and assessment of key energy transition challenges for net-zero carbon emissions across the building, industry and transportation sectors, which collectively account for about 40% of direct global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

A global reach for two out of the three projects is going to be incorporated into the analyses to highlight how, in different regions of the world, the subjects of smart home technologies adoption and fuel and transport poverty are being approached.

The studies will compare perspectives in two regions: Europe and the Middle East, specifically the United Arab Emirates (UAE); along with individuals’ perspectives of fuel and mobility poverty in Mexico City, Mexico, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Belfast, Ireland.

The studies will result in a comparative analysis that will allow researchers and policy makers to identify best practices worldwide.

Impact and outreach

The overall goal of this program is to advance the understanding on how these sectors can decarbonize considering both technologies and societal impacts.

The comparative analysis will allow researchers and policy makers to identify best practices worldwide.

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Funder: Khalifa University of Science & Technology – High Impact Grant