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Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC) Open Day – a great success

29 September 2011 No Comment

The Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC), funded by Tata Steel, the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) and the Welsh Government, is now into the sixth month of a three year programme looking into the most efficient methods to capture, store and dissipate energy from the sun.

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The aim being to evaluate, evolve and enable greener technologies for the built environment to help the nation meet our carbon reduction targets.

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Open day

The open day held at SBEC on the 27th September 2011 gave the opportunity for leading construction professionals to view the technologies currently under development and listen to the latest thinking in the design and construction of low to zero carbon buildings.

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Creating buildings that are power stations

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Daniel Pillai, Director of SBEC explained:

“The aim of our open day was to inform the wider construction industry who we are and what we are doing and ultimately to engage them on this exciting journey to creating buildings that are power stations.”

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Presentations were given on:

  • The role of the building envelope in delivering a low to zero carbon building;
  • Can we achieve a zero carbon building;
  • The Nottingham House – 3 years on;
  • Target Zero – cost effective routes to carbon reduction;
  • PV – the future.

All are available at www.sbec.eu.com/en/open_day/

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