The Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration (SBED) project has been officially launched by Finance Minister Jane Hutt on 27th June 2013, as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week, at the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Baglan Bay, Port Talbot.
The Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, warmly welcomed and supported the aims of the project in her opening speech. Other speakers at the launch event include Professor Phil Jones (SBED Project Director, Cardiff University), Dr Ron Loveland (Energy Advisor of the Welsh Government), Kevin Bygate (CEO of the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre), Huw Jenkins (SBED Technical Manager, Cardiff University) and Neil Eccles (SBED Project Manager, Tata Steel).
The launch was enthusiastically participated by a large number of engineers, architects, property developers, energy and sustainability managers, energy consultants, surveyors and building owners. Engaging discussions were generated during the Q&A session and continued through to the TSC demonstration at the end.