The Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration (SBED)
The Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration (SBED) project is led by the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, in partnership with Tata Steel.
The project will design, model, test, prototype and monitor low carbon building systems incorporating transpired solar collectors (TSC) in eight ‘buildings in use’ in Convergence Areas of Wales. Building types include residential, commercial (offices or retail), industrial and institutional (schools, hospitals, care homes).
We're investigating the low carbon built environment, architecture and its historical and cultural context, design research and more.