Category Archives: Zero Carbon Design & Retrofit

Co.Lab Zero Carbon – Carbon Negative Retrofit

Over the course of this module we have learnt the basic principles of zero carbon design and used IES Virtual Environment software, to simulate the retrofitting of a terraced Victorian house model. We successfully achieved a retrofit of -98kg C02

Co.Lab Zero Carbon – Carbon Negative Retrofit

Over the course of this module we have learnt the basic principles of zero carbon design and used IES Virtual Environment software, to simulate the retrofitting of a terraced Victorian house model. We successfully achieved a retrofit of -98kg C02

Co.Lab Zero Carbon – Session 3 (MacroFlo)

In the third session we used MacroFlo program to analyse infiltration and natural ventilation in a building and simulate air flow processes over different periods of time, by assigning data for “external glazing”, “internal glazing” and doors, regarding crackage, openable

Co.Lab Zero Carbon – Session 3 (MacroFlo)

In the third session we used MacroFlo program to analyse infiltration and natural ventilation in a building and simulate air flow processes over different periods of time, by assigning data for “external glazing”, “internal glazing” and doors, regarding crackage, openable

Co.Lab Zero Carbon – Session 2 (Defining Constructions)

After getting to grips with the basic building tools and user interface of the Virtual Environment software in our first session, we began to explore wall construction types and the setting up of events in the model, such as room

Co.Lab Zero Carbon – Session 2 (Defining Constructions)

After getting to grips with the basic building tools and user interface of the Virtual Environment software in our first session, we began to explore wall construction types and the setting up of events in the model, such as room

Co.Lab Zero Carbon – Session 1

For our first session of Co.Lab Zero Carbon we were introduced to Virtual Environment (VE) software and learnt the basics of the user interface toolbar. Initially learning how to draw simple prism geometries, from which shapes can be extruded. On

Co.Lab Zero Carbon – Session 1

For our first session of Co.Lab Zero Carbon we were introduced to Virtual Environment (VE) software and learnt the basics of the user interface toolbar. Initially learning how to draw simple prism geometries, from which shapes can be extruded. On

Future House

TITLE: FutureHouse Zero Carbon LOCATION: Moseley, Birmingham COLLABORATORS: Private clients PROJECT TYPE: Research & Development, Environmental Simulation Co.LAB is working with Prof. Lubo Jankovic and PhD candidate Purvesh Bharadwaj to undertake an early scoping study on the viability of turning

Future House

TITLE: FutureHouse Zero Carbon LOCATION: Moseley, Birmingham COLLABORATORS: Private clients PROJECT TYPE: Research & Development, Environmental Simulation Co.LAB is working with Prof. Lubo Jankovic and PhD candidate Purvesh Bharadwaj to undertake an early scoping study on the viability of turning

Zero Carbon

The Zero Carbon Co.Lab aim was to modify and manipulate an existing Victorian house into a house that was zero carbon – or better a house with negative carbon figures. I picked this particular project as it fascinated me that buildings

Zero Carbon

The Zero Carbon Co.Lab aim was to modify and manipulate an existing Victorian house into a house that was zero carbon – or better a house with negative carbon figures. I picked this particular project as it fascinated me that buildings

Zero Carbon: Project Profile

                      PROJECT: Zero Carbon Design + Retrofit COLLABORATOR: BCU Zero Carbon Research Hub TYPE: Research This ongoing research project investigates zero carbon design through retro-fit or new-build construction using advanced

Zero Carbon: Project Profile

                      PROJECT: Zero Carbon Design + Retrofit COLLABORATOR: BCU Zero Carbon Research Hub TYPE: Research This ongoing research project investigates zero carbon design through retro-fit or new-build construction using advanced

Post zero carbon IES|Matthew Evans

Over the sessions on zero carbon design, i have successfully turned the Victorian house into a zero carbon building, with CO2 being -29KgCO2. This programme has taught me what can you change and what can’t you change when it comes

Post zero carbon IES|Matthew Evans

Over the sessions on zero carbon design, i have successfully turned the Victorian house into a zero carbon building, with CO2 being -29KgCO2. This programme has taught me what can you change and what can’t you change when it comes

Keane Yuen | Zero Carbon Design

The formative review in December was very helpful in that it allowed us to explain the process and techniques we have learned about IES in detail. This gave us confidence in our skills for the next stage of the module.

Keane Yuen | Zero Carbon Design

The formative review in December was very helpful in that it allowed us to explain the process and techniques we have learned about IES in detail. This gave us confidence in our skills for the next stage of the module.

Zero Carbon Design – Victorian House | Gaurav Janey

Following the presentation in December where we demonstrated the process of how the IES software can be used to alter constructions and attributes of a building or a space and achieve a low energy status, we were given an actual

Zero Carbon Design – Victorian House | Gaurav Janey

Following the presentation in December where we demonstrated the process of how the IES software can be used to alter constructions and attributes of a building or a space and achieve a low energy status, we were given an actual