SBEC Launch

About us

Cardiff University’s Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration (SBED) project aims to explore how the role of the building envelope could be transformed to incorporate systems which generate, store and distribute renewable energy.

The SBED project is led by the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, in partnership with Tata Steel. Backed with £1.8m from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, the project will involve demonstrating prototype building integrated solar energy technologies, tested on a range of building types, including housing, offices and factories. SBED will monitor the construction, implementation and performance of these, sharing lessons learnt with the wider industry.

The SBED Project Team

Welsh School of Architecture staff

Tata Steel staff