The Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) project brings Welsh academics and industry together to reduce carbon dioxide emissions associated with the built environment.

The programme targets the built environment sector at all scales, from component to building to region. It also includes all stages of the built environment process, from planning through design and construction to operation.

New and existing buildings have been considered, and the performance of different building related technologies have been monitored. In addition, the process of innovation, technology deployment and market development were also examined.

Research from the 7 LCBE Work Package themes has led to the creation of the LCBE Test Systems project (Work Package 0), launched in September 2013, which will in turn feed into related current projects SBED and SOLCER.

The Low Carbon Built Environment project is part of the Low Carbon Research Institute.

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LCBE September Seminars

  on Thursday, 15th August, 2013 - 9:40 am

As part of the final stage of LCRI’s LCBE project, the work packages will be hosting a series of events and workshops in September to showcase their research and events. The programme has looked at the built environment sector at all scales from...

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SBEC turns two in March

  on Monday, 18th March, 2013 - 2:00 pm

LCBE’s Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC) celebrated its second anniversary in March 2013. The SBEC centre, based in Tata Steel’s Shotton works in North Wales, was unveiled in 2011. It was constructed with funding from the LCRI, Welsh...

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