A Toolkit to turn buildings from passive users of energy to active generators of energy.
Buildings can be used to generate energy close to where it is used. This is more efficient than drawing energy from a national grid, where as much as 50% can be lost getting to where it is needed. Using buildings as active components in local energy systems, rather than passive consumers of power, is called Buildings-as-Energy Services (BasES). It is an exciting but complex challenge that requires multiple parties to come together to build more integrated infrastructure. That's why a research collaboration, led by Oxford Brookes University, is creating the BasES Toolkit - a framework to help create the rules, processes and regulations for Buildings-as-Energy Services to be a success. It will articulate the benefits, explore the barriers, and transfer knowledge across the energy and construction industries. Because if buildings can play a more active part in sustainable local energy systems, then construction can play a more significant role in reaching net zero.
Innovation type: Energy, Process
Organisation type: Innovative SME, Research centre