PhD students are to research low-carbon building technologies at a new facility in the South West.
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment was launched this week at the University of Bath.
The first intake of students will start in October, with a move to a new building next year.
Between 50 and 100 PhD students will undertake cutting edge research under the tutelage of professor David Coley.
He said: “The question is why so few buildings are developed using the green technologies we have.
“Are the costs too high, are construction companies lacking staff with relevant skills, or is it that we are more focused on what our buildings look like than the long term implications of climate change on society?”