Active Building Research Centre
Rapid real world testing of Active Building solutions.
Active Buildings incorporate various renewable energy technologies so they are able to generate, store and use power and heat intelligently. How these various technologies work together is key to maximising performance for the shortest payback time. The Active Building Centre has research centres so developers of renewable energy solutions for buildings can test them as part of an integrated system using a plug-and-play approach in both lab and live environments. The facility can create different scenarios, replicate conditions and standards of existing buildings, and create digital twins of buildings - so ideas can be quickly remodelled and refined in the lab and re-tested in real life. The aim is to speed up development of Active Building systems and have the data to make the business case for their widespread adoption.
Innovation type: Digital, Energy, Kit of parts, Manufacturing, Offsite
Organisation type: Research centre