Low Carbon Built Environment

Project Aims

Research Areas


Case Study: LED There Be Light
LCBE’s Work Package 2 is researching LED technology, and working towards developing high efficiency lighting solutions. Lighting accounts for some 20% of world energy usage, however current lighting efficiencies are generally still low. LED technology is already four times better than incandescent... (read more)
Case Study: SBEC
LCBE's SBEC centre, based in Tata Steel’s Shotton works in North Wales, was unveiled in 2011. It was constructed with funding from the Welsh Government and Tata Steel to accelerate the development of low and zero carbon solutions for the built environment using steel in combination with other m... (read more)
Case Study: Welsh Timber Industry
The Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) project is part of the Low Carbon Research Institute. This research theme, based within the Welsh School of Architecture, has looked at the built environment sector, from planning through design and construction to operation, across a range of scales from comp... (read more)

Construction Work

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SBEC Building

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