Active Classroom by SPECIFIC - How buildings can store, generate and release their own energy

Event date: 13 February 2017

Event hosted by Forum for the Built Environment

The Active Classroom is the latest full-scale building demonstration project created by the SPECIFIC project to show how buildings can generate, store and release their own energy. It is located on Swansea University's Bay Campus and contains a laboratory and classroom which will be used for teaching students. It was constructed collaboratively between SPECIFIC and its industrial partners, enabling a new form of construction and new technologies to be trialled before adoption by the wider construction industry. It will be monitored closely, enabling researchers to test and validate building performance, and to see how users interact with the technology.

The building took just 14 weeks to construct and all major components are recyclable. Key features include:
• Solar cells integrated into the roof panels
• Solar air collectors
• Saltwater batteries
• A novel resistive heating system integrated into floor panels
• A living wall

Joanna Morgan, Building Integration Manager for SPECIFIC, will be giving a brief presentation about the project followed by a tour of the building. Joanna will also be available to answer any questions.

9.30am – Welcome: tea/coffee
9.45am – Presentation by Joanna Morgan
10.15am – Building tour
10.30am – Networking

Book now as high demand expected for this fantastic event for all construction professionals.
Parking available, situated on the left of the main entrance, cash pay and display. £1.50 for two hours.

Event details

Venue: Active Classroom, Swansea Bay University Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea, SA1 8EN

Start time: 9.30a

Running time: 1 days

Event contact

Joan Tamlyn


Phone: 01792 464004


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