The Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB)The £2.8 million centre hosts a number of renewable and intelligent energy solutions. Through CEREB, students are exposed to the technologies which the built environment needs to embrace in order to provide sustainable buildings for the future.
The £2.8 million centre hosts a number of renewable and intelligent energy solutions. Through CEREB, students are exposed to the technologies which the built environment needs to embrace in order to provide sustainable buildings for the future.
A practical approach to learning
The Centre has direct access to data from all technologies providing services to the working building, together with the innovative technologies built into the Centre itself. There is also the ability to showcase developing technologies and to trial new products in a real life setting where the results can be closely monitored.
This makes it an invaluable resource for understanding how to design, operate and manage technologies for future low carbon buildings - both new build and retrofit. The data from the monitoring systems is available via web interfaces that allow it to be used for collaborative research worldwide, giving the Centre an important international dimension.
As an example, the management software may show energy flows, whilst on the roof the equipment can actually be seen in action. This makes it much easier to help people, including students, to understand how the technology works. The facility's flexibility means that as the technology moves, on the next generation of renewable energy systems can be analysed and compared.
Currently, buildings produce 40% of UK carbon emissions, and at LSBU we are playing our part in reducing this. CEREB supports the teaching, research and demonstration of low carbon energy technologies in the built environment.
We're also building our own Flexible Climate Simulator. With it we'll test and develop new techniques and systems for buildings: civil/structural engineering, renewable energy, and sport science and health. It will allow us to construct full scale and scaled environments to better understand climatic influence and be capable of controlling strict environmental conditions.
Our Centre harnesses the research capability of staff (who include two Professors of international repute, three Associate Professors and several senior academics) in the School of Built Environment and Architecture, Division of Construction, Property and Surveying, one of the largest in the UK specialising in the built environment.
The Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB), at the Department of Urban Engineering, London South Bank University, is a unique facility for energy and sustainability teaching, training, research and public demonstration. Located in central London, CEREB provides a flexible working space which can accommodate up to 50 people in a variety of layouts. Stunning 360° view of London combined with access to onsite low and zero carbon technologies makes the centre the perfect venue for meetings, events, seminars and workshops - especially those with a sustainability focus. With glass vision panels in the floor of the lecture room, solar fibre optic lightening and a chic modern design, the centre pulls together sustainability and innovation to create a truly stunning venue.
For more details, please visit: http://www.cereb.org.uk/
Rates (All prices are inclusive of VAT)
Full Day (9:00-17:00): £750
Morning (8:30-12:30): £350
Afternoon (13:30-17:00): £350
Evening (17:00-22:00): £300
Tour of CEREB: £150
A 25% discount is available for long term commitments.