New processes – ultra-thin glass

Low carbon

Most of the world’s man-made carbon emissions are released by burning fossil fuels to create electricity, heat or motion. We can help to reduce these emissions through innovations in the way we design and construct buildings

The products featured on our future materials & processes stand at Ecobuild 2017 will help to build a low carbon future through reducing weight and energy required for production. There are ensuing savings not only within the building footprint but also through transporting lighter materials to site. Some of the products also allow for curved as well as linear-based buildings, so increasing the creative pallet for carbon-neutral architecture.

Tuesday 7 March

14:30–15:30 BRE Academy, Ecobuild

Durable low carbon paving brick

Professor Eshmaiel Ganjian, University of Coventry

Professor Ganjian is a Professor of Civil Engineering Materials in the Centre for Low Impact Buildings at the University of Coventry. He has held positions in universities in the UK and abroad as well as in consultancy firms, supervising major civil engineering works for quality control of concrete and mix design. His research is focused on making use of waste products in construction as viable alternatives to environmentally harmful ones, and offering safer alternatives.

Unleashing design freedom through glass fibre reinforced concrete

Dr Marco Donà, University of Cambridge

Marco Donà is a Research Associate in the Glass & Façade Technology Research Group at the University of Cambridge. Previously he has worked as a structural engineer in several Italian engineering firms. His current research focuses on design methods and connections of a new generation of fibre reinforced polymer sandwich panel system suitable for geometrically complex building forms.

Towards carbon neutral architecture: Luminescent Solar Concentrators for building integrated photovoltaics

Mark Portnoi, UCL

Mark Portnoi is a PhD researcher in the Photonic Innovations Lab at UCL. His focus in on improving the efficiency of Luminescent Solar Concentrators. He has a background in electronic and electrical engineering.

Light-weight sandwich panel façade solutions for complex building geometries

Dr Marco Donà, University of Cambridge

Marco Donà is a Research Associate in the Glass & Façade Technology Research Group at the University of Cambridge. Previously he has worked as a structural engineer in several Italian engineering firms. His current research focuses on design methods and connections of a new generation of fibre reinforced polymer sandwich panel system suitable for geometrically complex building forms.

Curved toughened glass facades

Kyriaki Corinna Datsiou, University of Cambridge

Kyriaki Datsiou is a PhD student in the Glass & Façade Technology Research Group at the University of Cambridge. She has a civil and structural engineering background and worked in a building materials laboratory at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research focus is on stressed-skin glass structures.

Demand Side Management and its effect on buildings, energy bills and the electricity network

Dr Laura Daniels, University of Reading

Laura Daniels is an Energy and Utilities Consultant at IBM, who recently completed her EngD at the Systems Engineering Energy Lab at the University of Reading. The focus of her doctorate was on demand-side management and providing ancillary energy services to the National Grid. She explored the impact that the evolving demand-side management field has on a range of stakeholders, and took a long-term look at the embodied carbon associated with the electricity network. She has a background in renewable energy and has had work placements with National Grid and Western United Mines.