Beyond Zero Carbon Housing - Saffa Riffat


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A one day symposium on zero/low carbon sustainable homes took place at The University of Nottingham on the 24th October, 2012. The event offered professionals within the construction industry a unique opportunity to gain added and significant insight into the innovations, policies and legislation which are driving the construction of zero/low carbon energy efficient homes both here in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. It explored solutions to sustainability issues “beyond” the zero carbon agenda. BZCH followed on from the successful ‘Towards Zero Carbon Housing’ symposium the University hosted in 2007. This event is part of the Europe Wide Ten Act10n project which is supported by the European Commission Intelligent Energy Europe.

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Beyond Zero Carbon Housing - Saffa Riffat

  1. 1. Beyond ZeroCarbon Housingexploring solutions to sustainability issues beyond the zero carbon agenda2 4 th O c t o b e r 2 0 1 2 a t T h e U n i v e r s i t y o f N o t t i n g h a mDepartment of Architecture and Built Environment
  2. 2. © Copyright Notice A l l t h e m a te r i a l i n t h e s e s l i d e sm ay n o t b e u s e d o r re p ro d u c e d w i t h o u t t h e ex p re s s p e r m i s s i o n o f t h e a u t h o rs
  3. 3. Beyond Zero Carbon Housing Event WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS Professor Saffa Riffat Head of Department of Architecture & Built Environment President, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies University of Nottingham
  4. 4. CREATIVE ENERGY HOMES• New and Existing Homes (low/zero carbon), renewable/sustainable technologies• Training of students• Interaction with industry (over 120 companies)
  5. 5. The Nottingham House
  6. 6. Eco-Buildings - The Jubilee Campus Thermal wheels, louvres, light shelves and wind cowls.
  7. 7. Energy Technology Building (BREEAM Outstanding)
  8. 8. University of Nottingham 2011/12 Campus Additions Bio Energy Research Facility 3400m2 BREEAM Excellent located at Sutton Bonnington Campus University of Nottingham Eco-Hotel£20m eco-friendly hotel (BREEAM Excellent) located at the East Midlands Conference Centre at University Park for use by conference delegates, university visitors, local businesses and the general public.
  9. 9. Eco-Buildings - The Jubilee Campus •Lake energy used for natural cooling; •Sustainable cladding materials used for building facade
  10. 10. University of Nottingham Ningbo ChinaFirst foreign university to establish an independent campusin China (6000 students)Prof. Yang Fujia, Chancellor of the University of NottinghamEstablished the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies,Ningbo CampusOver 1,500 Chinese students in UoN UK
  11. 11. UNNC
  12. 12. Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) - PV arrays - Solar absorption cooling - Wind turbine•NATIONAL- BEST ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN BUILDING IN CHINA FOR 2008•INTERNATIONAL- MIPIM 2009 AWARD•INTERNATIONAL - The International Architecture Award for 2009 (EU)
  13. 13. • Most important Event (70 million Visitors)EXPO 2010 in Shanghai – Demonstration of Zero Carbon BuildingsZED/University of Nottingham
  14. 14. EXPO 2010 in Shanghai – Demonstration of Zero Carbon BuildingsZED/University of Nottingham
  15. 15. Masdar City, UAEMasdar City in Abu Dhabi (UAE) is the most ambitious sustainable city in the world.It will be the world’s first zero carbon, zero waste city powered entirely byrenewable energy sources.- Project: $20 billion US-City population: 500,000- Creation 1500 businesses- Masdar Institute of Science and Technology ISAW Ltd, China and the School have developed solar-powered cooling demonstration units for the City
  16. 16. World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET): Missions Develop strong partnerships between universities and government organisations and industry; Promote sustainable technologies
  17. 17. WSSET - Activities Assist hostingconferences/seminars(e.g., SET conferences) Providing scholarships for students from developing countries Publishing newsletters, E-bulletins and editing international technical journals
  18. 18. WSSET - International Headquarter School of the Built Environment University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom WSSET Free MembershipsFor Information on becoming an WSSETMember, E-Mail:
  19. 19. 29 & 30 October 2011, Ningbo China and free to attend
  20. 20. Examples of Research Funding• Creative Energy Homes (£2.5 million)• £2.1 million EPSRC/EON funded CALEBRE project involving universities of Loughborough (lead), Oxford, Ulster, Herriot-Watt and Warwick• Retrofit for the Future: Sponsor: Technology Strategy Board (TSB) - Low Impact Buildings Innovation Platform;• SHINE project: Sponsor: EMDA iNET, collaborators: BRE, Loughborough & Northampton Universities;• Solar Decathlon (Nottingham House): Sponsors: US Department of Energy & Spanish Government ;• TSB Grant: Holistic energy efficient refurbishment of an office building• EU Grant: Holistic energy efficient retrofitting of residential buildings (6 million Euro)• Industry: Green retrofit of a 1930’s house: E.On, £350k• TSB Grant: Fenland ECO low rise• EU Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (R & D in Sustainable Building Energy Systems and Retrofitting) (£1.5 million)
  21. 21. Solar Roof System Biomass CHP Sola-Vent System System First™ Foundation
  22. 22. Trustone Pre-fabricated Panels Solar Roof SystemNovel Vacuum Window CoolPhase System