Low Energy Consultancy is working with Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services business to provide energy consultancy, thermal modelling and carbon emission compliance for the new maths and sciences building at the University of Warwick.
LEC is conducting thermal modelling to ensure that the building meets the requirements of both CIBSE TM52 and the University's own overheating criteria. The modelling is helping to ensure that embedded slab cooling and the mixed mode operation strategy work effectively to provide a comfortable indoor environment, whilst also delivering a low energy and sustainable building.
The project is targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A, and a minimum of 10% of the energy requirement of the building is to be delivered through the use of on-site generation or renewable technologies. LEC is providing support to the design team to ensure that the building meets these targets in the most efficient ways possible.
The building's heating systems will be fed from the existing site-wide district heat network which incorporates combined heating and power (CHP) generation. Mixed mode displacement ventilation, slab cooling, low energy LED lighting with a DALI dimmable control system and a photovoltaic array all combine to ensure that the building meets its energy and sustainability aspirations.