The Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB) is London South Bank University's unique, teaching, research and demonstration resource for the built environment, hosting a number of renewable and intelligent energy solutions.
CEREB was developed in partnership between London South Bank, City and Kingston Universities with funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Greater London Authority (GLA) and M&E Sustainability. All three partner universities are leaders in education and research in sustainable development. Through CEREB students are exposed to the technologies which the built environment needs to embrace in order to provide sustainable buildings for the future. Students have timetabled access to the Centre for modules on their related courses.
The Centre has direct access to data from all the different technologies providing the 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 a 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 allows it to be used for collaborative research worldwide, giving the Centre an important international dimension.