In November 2020, we launched the first version of our Active Building Toolkit. The main purpose of the toolkit was to share our experiences of… Read More »Supporting projects with the Active Buildings Toolkit
Active Building Demonstrators
SPECIFIC researcher Suzanne Thomas is working on integrating perovskite solar cells, which are cheap and easy to process, with the Internet of Things (IoT) for… Read More »Perovskite Solar Cells and the Internet of Things
In this blog Data Systems Technician, Luke Ardolino, looks at the Active Office energy data at a high level to see what changes have made to our energy usage profile.
We are thrilled to announce that the Active Office has been ‘highly commended’ in its category, ‘Climate Resilience Project of the Year,’ at the British… Read More »Highly Commended at the British Construction Industry Awards
The ‘Active Buildings Toolkit’ has been developed by Design Manager, Joanna Clarke, to share the principles and learnings from the Active Buildings, with the aim of encouraging others to adopt or improve on them and to support wider uptake of low carbon building design.
In June this year, the UK Prime Minister delivered a “Build, Build, Build” speech that preceded the announcement of radical reforms to the current planning… Read More »“Build, Build, Build” vs. Build Back Better
SPECIFIC’s most recent Active Building demonstration is a rail-approved platform waiting shelter. The shelter has been installed at the Solar Heat Energy Demonstrator (SHED) site and is… Read More »Transforming Transport: the UK’s first Active Rail Shelter
Having been running for 3 years, the Energy Storage System (ESS) in The Active Classroom is now being renewed to meet fresh challenges such as new electric vehicle charging ports, Demand Side Response projects, and energy sharing with its sister building, The Active Office.
This series of articles is a partnership between SPECIFIC, SUNRISE and the Active Building Centre. Our projects work with academic, industry and community partners in… Read More »The Active Classroom: still providing insights and performing well…