Low carbon building research displayed in London

Solar panels on a house roof

Research from Heriot-Watt University was showcased at an event about reducing CO2 emissions from homes held recently at Earls Court in London.

Ecobuild is the biggest exhibition in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Dr David Jenkins and Professor Phil Banfill from Heriot-Watt University were invited to display their CO2 modelling service €“ Tarbase €“ as part of the Innovation Zone, a research and innovation competition organised by the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network.

The Tarbase model estimates the reduction in CO2 emissions resulting from a range of possible refurbishment actions that could be done to houses, which can be specified in detail.

The display attracted quite a lot of interest from visitors to the exhibition. Phil Banfill commented, "It was gratifying for the value of our research to be recognised in this way and I was very pleased receive positive comments from visitors and some potential future business from the event."