NTU Architecture Subject Group

Centre for Food Propagation Research

Most tropical fruits have high carbon footprints due to transportation. E.G. Bananas are usually imported to the UK from Ecuador, Columbia, and Costa Rica. The Centre for Food Propagation Research is a crop growth and research facility in the Milton Keynes University Campus, researching effective propagation methods and techniques to grow tropical fruits via glasshouse and climate rooms in the UK. If tropical fruits can be grown effectively within the UK, the carbon footprint of these imported fruits will be reduced greatly.

The author has conducted simulation-based research into; 'The influence of geometric determinants on CO2 emission performance of PV Panels in an Agriculture Centre.' The research results conclude 1/4 of CO2 energy emissions can be saved by a 360m2 PV panel roof system.

Natalie Eccles
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Natalie Eccles
Architectural Technology

Architectural Technology

The BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course is a professionally-focused gateway to a career in to the architectural industry. Students explore how buildings are created, procured, constructed, and managed, and develop a practical and imaginative approach to design through a project-based learning experience.

As specialists in Architectural Technology, our graduates are the link between concept and reality; learning to identify, assess and challenge client and user requirements, translating ideas and possibilities into effective, practical, and sustainable building solutions.

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