Students from University of Wales Trinity St David’s School of Architecture and Built Environment were treated to an in-depth tour of the construction process behind the UK’s first energy positive office building.
A £6.5m grant has been awarded to pump naturally-heated water from an Caerau coal mine (Maesteg) and use it to heat 150 homes. The technology developed will pump water from a depth of 230m (750ft) which has been heated by the earth to about 20.6C (70F).
We’re thrilled that the Active Classroom has picked-up its second award at the ‘Wales Green Energy Awards’ in Cardiff on Friday.
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns, during a visit to the Swansea Bay Campus, announced a £800,000 UK Government backed investment in Swansea University’s SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre.
Energy consumption could be cut by more than 60% – saving the average household over £600 a year – if homes were designed to generate, store and release their own solar energy, a report published today has revealed.
Villages in India will benefit from Swansea University expertise in creating buildings that work as power stations, generating, storing and releasing their own power, thanks to £7 million of UK government funding.
Following the success at Constructing Excellence Wales 2017, where the Active Classroom won the ‘Innovation Award’, the classroom has been shortlisted for further recognition at the Building Awards 2017.
The UK Government has unveiled plans to give homes and businesses more control over their energy use by supporting innovation in battery storage technology. It is predicted that consumers could save £17bn to £40bn by 2050.
The ‘Active Classroom’ built by Swansea University’s SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC), has won the Innovation Award in The Construction Excellence Wales awards which celebrate the best of the construction industry in Wales.
The application is the first step in delivering a significant City Deal project in Neath Port Talbot as well as an opportunity to showcase innovative renewable technologies in the home.