Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Research Advances ISSN 2054-3743

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 6 Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2017 - Short Papers
Article TitleTesting and validation of 'building as power station technologies' in practice, to maximise energy efficiency and user comfort and minimise carbon emissions
Primary AuthorJoanna Morgan, Building Integration Manager, SPECIFIC, Swansea University
Other Author(s) John Littlewood; Paul Jones; Mahmood Alam
Pages 20 - 28
Article ID seb17s-008
Publication Date 15-Oct-17

This paper discusses a research project investigating whether the application of ‘buildings as power stations’ (BPS) technologies actually work in practice to maximise energy efficiency and user comfort, while minimising energy costs and associated carbon emissions, which commenced in April 2017. The aim of the project is to determine whether the inclusion of BPS technologies therefore contributes to a more sustainable built environment and to evaluate the parameters needed to create energy positive buildings. The project will consider how ‘buildings as power stations’ can help address the challenges facing the construction industry in meeting Welsh and UK Government targets for reducing carbon emissions and improving the industry, as well as global targets for dealing with climate change.

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