[Urban] Prosthetic Energy

Energy generation is traditionally a linear process that is disconnected from the public realm. Whilst moving towards a more circular system, an integration between the built environment and energy generation can assist in offsetting consumption.

The domestic sector is the second largest contributing factor to energy output in the UK. Following evaluation of household CO2 consumption using urban metabolism, specifically in terms of embodied and operational carbon, it can be found that a zero carbon future city is not attainable using passive building methods alone. 

This thesis will explore whether it is possible to achieve carbon neutrality by integrating energy generating prosthetics into the fabric of the built environment.