SBEC Events

Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration – B&Q Event

24 Sep 2014

Showcase Roof Installation of Transpired Solar Collectors

Time: Tuesday 14th October 2014, 8:30am – 12 noon
Venue: Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1DL

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Please register before Tuesday 7th October

Cardiff University’s Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration (SBED) project, in partnership with Tata Steel, has installed Transpired Solar Collectors (TSCs) onto the roof of the newly built B&Q store in Merthyr Tydfil. The event will share the knowledge and experience learnt from the installation and will demonstrate how the TSCs use solar power to heat air before directing it into the building.

Speakers will include representatives from:

  • Cardiff University;
  • Tata Steel;
  • BAM (construction company);
  • Hammerson Ltd (property developer); and
  • B&Q (building user).

After the presentations, there will be a site visit to the B&Q store to observe the installation.

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For more information contact Yu-Chiao Wang, SBED Administrator via e-mail or phone 029 20870506.

There are limited spaces available, so please register early to secure a place. The last date to register is Tuesday 7th October. Free Breakfast will be provided.