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Milton Keynes Group talk on “Building Augmented Wind Turbines” by Derek Taylor 18th July
July 18, 2011
Join Alan Budden and the Milton Keynes Local Group for a talk on
“Building Augmented Wind Turbines” by Derek Taylor
Date & Time: Monday 18th July at 8.00 p.m.
Venue: New Inn, New Bradwell MK13 OEN Tel. 01908 310155
For further information and/or to register your interest in attending this event, contact the group leader, Alan Budden on 01908 698364 or email: “alan” at “ecodesignconsultants.co.uk” or Debbie Mauger (AECB Local Groups Coordinator) email@example.com
Some more information on Derek Taylor . . . . .
Research and development by Altechnica into the applied use of wind energy suggests the novel and innovative solution of employing buildings as primary wind collectors. Buildings can be designed with the means of extracting wind energy advantageously. The roof design of a building can direct and accelerate the wind flow to turbines along the ridge. Dr Derek Taylor of Altechnica (Architects and Renewable Energy Consultants) introduces the idea of a wind energy system for (new and existing) buildings that can augment solar power, work for a range of building typologies and settings, generate electricity for the building and contribute into the larger electric grid.
ALTECHNICA is a member of the Passivhaus Trust and is described as “A Zero Carbon / Super-Passive Solar Architecture, Technology Innovation and Renewable Energy Consulting practice established by Dr Derek Taylor in 1990 to carry out commissions, research and projects. Altechnica reviewed renewable energy potential in Uttlesford, Merton BC and in Kent. They are currently the architect/renewable energy consultant for a Super Passive Solar™ Zero Carbon House in West of England, which combines zero carbon design with innovative technologies to achieve one of the most energy efficient houses in the UK, designed to achieve PassiveHaus standards. Altechnica is developing a family of innovative Altechnica Zero Emissions Dwellings™ intended to result in zero emissions of CO2 and to obtain practically all of its energy requirements from building-integrated renewable energy and require no space heating.”