The Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration (SBED) project is led by the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, in partnership with Tata Steel.
The project will design, model, test, prototype and monitor low carbon building systems incorporating transpired solar collectors (TSC) in eight ‘buildings in use’ in Convergence Areas of Wales. Building types include residential, commercial (offices or retail), industrial and institutional (schools, hospitals, care homes).
SBED will closely monitor the construction, implementation and real-life performance of the demonstration systems, disseminating best practice to the wider industry. Information gathered during the project will enable the economic viability and cost effectiveness of the technologies to be assessed for the different building types.