Clean Energy Construction
The Active Building Centre
The UK’s work with clean energy construction has been pioneering and it was inspiring to photograph the new Active Building Centre (ABC) at Swansea University and the SPECIFIC knowledge centre for Innovate UK. As society moves towards a low-carbon economy, efficient clean energy buildings are a vital part of not only conserving power but creating energy. SPECIFIC’s active buildings integrate solar technology into one system, to generate, store and release their own energy – both heat and electricity. Led by researchers, this new way of construction has the potential to face the challenge of a low carbon, affordable and secure energy supply for homes and commercial buildings.