This Webinar run by Joanna Clarke of Swansea University will look at the following:
The Active Building concept, conceived by the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC), Swansea University, involves creating buildings that support local and national electricity grid networks by intelligently integrating renewable energy technologies, storage and smart controls for heat, power and transport. The role of Active Buildings is critical in helping the UK Government meet their target to halve the energy consumption of all new buildings by 2030, as set out in the Industrial Strategy. SPECIFIC have designed and constructed several Active Building demonstrators, which utilise innovative technologies and incorporate extensive monitoring to test new models for reducing the operational energy and carbon of buildings, including how buildings can be used to support the grid. Energy consumption and generation within Active Buildings is intelligently controlled through use of energy storage and smart control systems, to enable energy to be imported and exported to and from the grid in a controlled manner.
This seminar provides knowledge on Active Buildings and the 6 Active Building principles; and offers participants the chance to contribute to a developing Active Building Design Guide, which is one of the enablers to the adoption of the Active Building approach within the construction industry, currently being developed as part of a doctoral research project.
Joanna is a registered Architect, currently employed as a Design Manager at SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre, Swansea University. Here she uses her 13 years' experience as a Project Architect in commercial practice, to support the design and delivery of Active Building projects.
In her role to assist the team in driving forward new technologies from research through to commercialisation, she designed, and project managed two building demonstrator projects - the Active Classroom (2016) and the Active Office (2018). These buildings demonstrate the Active Building concept developed at SPECIFIC, using both novel and commercially available technologies, and were delivered collaboratively with construction partners.
Her current role involves leading national and international activities on the architectural design of novel next generation demonstrator buildings which capture, store and release energy. In addition, she is developing an Active Building Design Guide as part of a Professional Doctorate in Sustainable Built Environment (D.SBE) which she commenced in April 2017; delivering CPD workshops for Architects; developing training material on Active Buildings for installers and architectural students; and supporting Active Building projects with industrial partners. This includes designing an Active Classroom for rural villages in India, supporting the SUNRISE project at Swansea University.
CPD: 1 hour