The Active Building Centre is an independent national centre funded through the Transforming Construction Industrial Challenge which aims to revolutionise the way the UK designs, constructs and operates buildings.
Globally, buildings are responsible for about 40% of carbon emissions. In the UK they consume about 40% of all energy produced. Any solution to the energy crisis will have to address the issue of energy in buildings.
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. Working with academic and industrial partners, we help create Active Buildings, which can produce and store enough renewable energy to meet their own needs or more.
Our plan, to deliver a pipeline and prove the case for these innovative Active Buildings, which are more sustainable, perform better, are comfortable, and could significantly contribute to UK decarbonisation.