Research project development
University of Brighton Waste House
“For every five houses built one house worth of material goes to landfill or incineration”
The project intends to manufacture insulation prototypes made solely from bio-based and recycled materials. Supported by the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England programme the project receives financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The University of Brighton is one of the English partners of the SB&WRC project. Their deep involvement in alternative building technologies has led to impressive experiments and results that continue to inspire researchers and practitioners. Duncan, Dr. Ryan Woodard, Senior Research Fellow within the School of Environment and Technology, and Ben Bosence, an expert in building conservation are currently working together to create one of the insulation prototypes.
Last month Duncan met with the partners of the INTERREG SB&WRC at The University of Brighton’s Waste House. The hot topic of conversation was the progress which has been made since the last strategic meeting in January. Full details on the day can be found here.
The Brighton Waste House is the first permanent ‘carbon negative’ public building in Europe to be constructed from approximately 90% waste, surplus material & discarded plastic gathered from the construction and other industries, as well as our homes. It has Full Planning & Building Regulations Approvals. It tries to prove “that there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place!”.