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Welsh research centre drives development of low carbon building technology

In Wales’ heavy industry heartland a bold vision of the built environment is taking shape

Engineers at the Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC) in Desside, Wales are trialling a host of low carbon building technologies that could help turn buildings into power stations.

SBEC low carbon building centre

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  • Are there any detailed costed plans, rather than aspirations, of how to retro fit the SBEC low carbon technologies into existing dwellings, or any plans to make these technologies compulsory in new buildings? If so please share them.

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  • All of the technologies being developed within SBEC are subject to commercial review on an ongoing basis to consider capital cost, operational life cost and payback period, in a variety of building types with varied demands.The team are very aware that in order to achieve uptake on new technology there must be commercial as well as technical viability for further details

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  • Are the light emmitting sheets DSC solar ? If so how long until we see a product on the market ?

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