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Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE)
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
BRE helps government, industry and business to meet the challenges of our built environment. Today's need to combat climate change, and the significant economic and social issues we now face, are no exceptions...
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BRICKER - Total Renovation Strategies for Energy Reduction in Public Building Stock
Sevilla, Spain
Buildings owned by public bodies account for a considerable share of the building stock and have high visibility in public life. As such the European public sector can be an important driver for more efficient products...
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Centre For Energy and the Environment
Exeter, United Kingdom
Consultancy in green building design, energy, sustainable design, acoustics, air quality, renewable energy and waste...
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Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU)
Glasgow, United Kingdom
MEARU is built on an established track record in two main environmental domains within the Mackintosh School of Architecture: passive solar energy design and participatory design...
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Martin Centre for Architecture and Urban Studies
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
The Martin Centre is the longest established architectural research centre in the UK, and has an international reputation, recently being referred to as ‘the leading British architectural research unit’ in the international research journal Architectural Science Review...
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BRICKER - Total Renovation Strategies for Energy Reduction in Public Building Stock

Description

Buildings owned by public bodies account for a considerable share of the building stock and have high visibility in public life. As such the European public sector can be an important driver for more efficient products, buildings and services, and for promoting behavioural changes in energy consumption by citizens and enterprises.

BRICKER will deliver innovative retrofitting solutions and demonstrate these in three real settings chosen for their potential for replication. They are located in Belgium, Spain and Turkey. Each site bears a particular set of features and uses: an academic facility, an administration building and public Turkish premises. Understanding energy use in the non-residential sector is complex as end-uses such a lighting, ventilation, heating, cooling and refrigeration, and IT equipment vary greatly from one building category to the another. It is estimated that average energy consumption in the non-residential sector is at least 40% greater than in the residential sector.

The BRICKER demonstrations will play a pivotal role in this and the project is expected to produce far-reaching results in the areas such as demand reduction strategies, integration of innovative hybrid cogeneration systems and effective interactions of energy flows and improved methodologies for interconnectivity.

Contact

Tel: +34 954 98 16 06
Email: contact@bricker-project.com
Web: www.bricker-project.com

Location

Acciona Infraestructuras, Technology & Innovation Division,
Concejal Francisco Ballesteros,4,
Sevilla 41018
Spain

Key Words

Energy, efficiency, public, buildings, technologies, demonstration, replication,

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 - 07:44
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 - 07:44

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Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE)

Description

BRE helps government, industry and business to meet the challenges of our built environment. Today's need to combat climate change, and the significant economic and social issues we now face, are no exceptions.

BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. We help clients create better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities and businesses - and we support the innovation needed to achieve this.

As well as our Watford Headquarters, we operate from regional offices in Scotland and Wales, to provide services that include:

Consultancy - we help you to create safe and healthy, high quality, cost effective buildings, communities and businesses, while meeting legislative, client, social and environmental requirements at every stage of the project.

Research - our ability to generate new knowledge means that we can tackle today's challenges head on. We provide the information needed to underpin national building regulations, and to help you develop and use new and improved processes and products.

Testing - with an extraordinary range of cutting-edge facilities, we can test the performance of everything from individual products to whole buildings.

Innovation - our specialist knowledge of the built environment, combined with our research and development capabilities, can help you bring your new ideas to life.

Sustainability - we can help you to reduce environmental impacts of buildings, communities and businesses at all stages, from planning and design, through use and refurbishment, to end of life disposal.

Training and events - a very wide range of training courses, seminars and conferences are offered by our experts.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1923 664 000
Email: enquiries@bre.co.uk
Web: www.bre.co.uk

Location

Bucknalls Lane, Garston,
Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 9XX
United Kingdom

Key Words

consultancy,energy,sustainability,research,building,built environment

Creation Date: 
Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 13:34
Last Updated: 
Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 13:34

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Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU)

Description

The Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) is built on an established track record in two main environmental domains within the Mackintosh School of Architecture: passive solar energy design and participatory design. MEARU now undertakes strategic and applied research into a wide range of aspects of sustainable environmental design, responding to a growing commitment to user-centred, low energy, eco-sensitive architecture in the context of increasing global concerns.

MEARU has undertaken a wide range of research, published extensively and is represented on several national and international committees. This activity contributes greatly to the learning and teaching culture of The Glasgow School of Art and has also established the Centre as a significant global research player in scientific and architectural circles.

Staff in MEARU have completed a number of research-based consultancy contracts with corporate clients such as Glasgow City Council and Communities Scotland, as well as private architectural practitioners.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 141 353 4500
Email: c.porteous@gsa.ac.uk
Web: www.gsa.ac.uk/research/research-centres/mearu

Location

Mackintosh School of Architecture,
Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 6RQ
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 19:27

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Martin Centre for Architecture and Urban Studies

Description

The Martin Centre is the longest established architectural research centre in the UK, and has an international reputation, recently being referred to as ‘the leading British architectural research unit’ in the international research journal Architectural Science Review. The remit of the Centre is to coordinate and administer the department’s research projects across the following key research areas: Cultural Context; Urban and Transport Planning; Environmental Design; Sustainable Building; Structures and Risk; and Digital Studio. The Martin Centre Research Society runs lectures every Wednesday lunchtime during term.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 331700
Web: www.arct.cam.ac.uk

Location

Martin Centre for Architecture and Urban Studies
University of Cambridge, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1PX
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 08:38

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