Thales Group

High-performance and low energy

Within easy access of the M4 and major transport hubs, the NDEC is housed in a smart timber and glass building on the site of the former Ebbw Vale steelworks. The award-winning building stretches over 500 square metres, and encompasses a number of low carbon and sustainable technologies, giving it a BREEAM Excellent rating. These include air source heat pumps, solar thermals, photovoltaic panels, electric car charging points, natural ventilation and day lighting.

Through the use of locally sourced materials, the building boasts a high-performance envelope, very good natural lighting conditions, low embodied energy and low energy consumption, making it both a planet-friendly and attractive environment to be in.

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