Active Buildings Transforming Construction

The Active Building Centre

Our Vision

The Active Building Centre’s vision is to transform the UK construction and energy sectors through the deployment of Active Buildings contributing to more efficient energy use and decarbonisation.

Active Buildings can produce and store enough renewable energy to meet their own needs or more.

Our plan is to deliver a pipeline that proves the case for these innovative Active Buildings, which are more sustainable, perform better, and could significantly contribute to UK decarbonisation.

Our Mission

The Active Building Centre’s mission is to create an independent national centre that convenes industry, academia and government to enable the deployment of Active Buildings.

Our Challenge

The UK Government is committing to ambitious targets for the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Funded through the Transforming Construction Challenge, the Active Building Centre seeks to transform the way the UK designs, constructs and operates buildings.

Active Buildings have the potential to substantially reduce both the operational costs of buildings and their demand on the UK energy infrastructure.


Active Building Definition

Active Buildings integrate renewable energy technologies for heat, power and transport.

Active Buildings are designed to be energy efficient, with novel ways of controlling and releasing energy.

These buildings have the potential to be energy self-sufficient and, when connected with other Active Buildings in a network, could have the ability to trade energy.

Current vacancies

As an ambitious new project, we are interested in hearing from informed individuals who are ready to challenge the status quo as we aim to remove barriers and accelerate market adoption of Active Buildings.

As part of a highly skilled team looking to transform the energy and construction industry and drive policy change, you will be open to new ideas and innovative technologies, bring fresh thinking, and be ready to play your part in delivering the case for Active Buildings.


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