Projects

Affordable Vertical Farms for the People living with £1 a day (EPSRC Pump-priming)

Affordable Vertical Farms for the People living with £1 a day (EPSRC Pump-priming)

This project aims to develop Affordable Vertical Farms (AVF) for people living in areas with an income of less than £1 per day.


AUDITAC

AUDITAC

AUDITAC is the project acronym for “Field Benchmarking and Market Development for Audit Methods in Air Conditioning”.


BEST

BEST

BEST will offer a strategy for tailored, relevant, sustainability-focussed training to the existing Built Environment Workforce of Wales.


Developing better outputs from building thermal simulation tools to improve decision making in the design of low energy buildings (EPSRC)

Developing better outputs from building thermal simulation tools to improve decision making in the design of low energy buildings (EPSRC)

The research focused on the gap that exists between the output information from building performance simulation (BPS) tools and what is actually needed for building designers to undertake informed design decisions when designing energy-efficient low carbon buildings.


harmonAC

harmonAC

harmonAC addresses the practical issues arising from the need for regular inspections of air-conditioning systems of over 12kW cooling capacity as required by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).


Health Impact and Economic Value of Meeting Housing Quality Standards

Health Impact and Economic Value of Meeting Housing Quality Standards

In 2001 researchers from Cardiff University developed an observation tool to assist with the assessment of urban residential environments.



iSERV CMB

iSERV CMB

The iSERVcmb project has provided a unique approach to understanding and reducing operational energy use in building services across Europe.


LCBE

LCBE

The Low Carbon Built Environment project brings Welsh academics and industry together to reduce carbon dioxide emissions associated with the built environment.


LCRI

LCRI

The Institute was set up in 2008 with a £5.1 million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council For Wales (HEFCW), to unite and promote energy research in Wales, UK to help deliver a low carbon future.


LCRI Convergence Energy Project


Retrofit 2050

Retrofit 2050

The Retrofit 2050 project aims to deliver a step change in current knowledge and capacity for urban sustainability by illuminating challenging but realistic social and technical pathways for the systemic retrofitting of UK city-regions.


SBED

SBED

The Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration project is led by the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, in partnership with Tata Steel.


SMART-er

SMART-er

The COST Action TU1104 “Smart Energy Regions” began in March 2012 and will take place over four years, involving numerous European researchers with different expertise and backgrounds.



SOLCER

SOLCER

The aim of the SOLCER project is to implement combinations of existing and emerging low carbon technologies through a systems based approach in order to optimise the use of energy at the point of generation.


Solcer House

Solcer House

The Welsh School of Architecture has designed and built Wales’ first low cost ‘energy positive’ house. The Solcer House is capable of exporting more energy to the national electricity grid than it uses, in an attempt to meet tough new targets for zero carbon housing.


SPECIFIC Low Carbon Built Environment

SPECIFIC Low Carbon Built Environment

The Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) Research Team at the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA), Cardiff University has secured £2.5 million to take forward affordable low carbon technologies in the built environment in Wales.


STACS

STACS

The demand for domestic air conditioning is growing in Wales. Based on current climate change scenarios Wales is expected to experience a rise in average annual daily temperature of between 2°C and 4°C by 2080 (UKCIP).


SuDoBE

SuDoBE

The Centre for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment is a joint venture between the Building Research Establishment (BRE), the Welsh Assembly Government and the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff University.


The English plastic bag charge and behavioural spillover

A field experiment, diary study and secondary data analysis.



WEST

WEST

The WEST (Welsh Energy Sector Training) project is supported by the Low Carbon Research Institute’s (LCRI) Convergence Energy Programme.