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Active Building Elements: Transpired Solar Collectors
- Active Building Elements: Transpired Solar Collectors
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Building envelopes have traditionally held a passive role in energy conservation. However, with new technologies and materials this passive role can be transformed into an active one. The Transpired Solar Collector (TSC) is a new technology that turns the building envelope into a solar energy capturing component, contributing to the heating of the building through mechanical ventilation in an efficiently controlled process. This course provides a basic understanding of the technology and the potential for its incorporation into the fabric of both existing and new buildings.
Who is it for?
This introduction is designed to be suitable for anyone involved in design and procurement within the Built Environment sector who is looking to reduce the carbon emissions of buildings through emerging building technologies. This course would be suited to a range of built environment professions including architects, building engineers, building surveyors, building energy assessors and construction project managers.
What will I learn?
- Recognise the basic principles of the operation of the TSC technology
- Identify the benefits of using TSC technology in reducing a building’s energy demand
- Realise the potential use of TSC technology in existing and new buildings
What will it cover?
- Basic information about TSC technology
- Potential use of the TSC technology
Benefits of attending
- Practitioners will become familiar with a new technology which uses solar energy to reduce heating demand in buildings
- Practitioners will learn the fundamental principles of the operation of this new technology
- Practitioners will learn how this technology can be applied to existing and new buildings
- Provide a stepping stone into forthcoming 10 credit module on Active Building Envelopes.