The Active Classroom was designed to be disassembled: most of its main components can be taken apart and reused. However, there is still much to… Read More »Using the Active Classroom to Assess Design for Disassembly Buildings
SPECIFIC’s Active Classroom has been featured in the first Royal Anniversary Trust report, which outlines an ambitious roadmap for decarbonising the tertiary education sector. Swansea… Read More »SPECIFIC featured in flagship Net Zero report
We will soon have to say a fond farewell to our Active Classroom on the Swansea University Bay Campus. But this won’t be the end… Read More »The Future of the Active Classroom: Deconstructability of Buildings for a Circular Economy
BIPVco is a successful SME specialising in building-integrated photovoltaics. It was founded in 2015, underpinned by SPECIFIC’s research into functional coatings applied to steel construction… Read More »BIPVco: from SPECIFIC Research to Successful Solar SME
The ‘Active Buildings Toolkit’ has been developed by Design Manager, Joanna Clarke, to share the principles and learnings from the Active Buildings, with the aim of encouraging others to adopt or improve on them and to support wider uptake of low carbon building design.
Having been running for 3 years, the Energy Storage System (ESS) in The Active Classroom is now being renewed to meet fresh challenges such as new electric vehicle charging ports, Demand Side Response projects, and energy sharing with its sister building, The Active Office.
This series of articles is a partnership between SPECIFIC, SUNRISE and the Active Building Centre. Our projects work with academic, industry and community partners in… Read More »The Active Classroom: still providing insights and performing well…
We’re delighted to announce that The Active Classroom has received huge recognition at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Wales Awards tonight (Wednesday 23rd May); which was held at the Radisson Blu, Cardiff.
Active Classroom picks up further recognition at the Neath Port Talbot Building Awards by winning ‘Best Public Service Building.’
The ‘Active Classroom’ built by Swansea University’s SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC), has won the Innovation Award in The Construction Excellence Wales awards which celebrate the best of the construction industry in Wales.