- Solar panels on the roof.
- Outer walls designed to maintain a constant temperature.
- Variable Air Volume (VAV) system to maximise the energy saving potential of the building's air conditioning.
The Estates Office are aiming for a BREEAM rating of "Excellent" for the building, and have designed its systems so that they should achieve an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate.
It houses research laboratories, equipment suites, and offices. Warwick secured grants from Advantage West Midlands (AWM) and the Wolfson Foundation to help cover the construction costs. Given that it was built at the front end of Gibbet Hill campus, next to one of the main entry points for traffic coming into the University, the building needed to look good.
|Basic Building Cost||£3,097/m2|
|Gross Floor Area||1,443m2|
|Area of Circulation||247m2|
|Electricity Consumption||48kWh/m2 (including equipment)|
|Fossil Fuel Consumption||104kWh/m2 (all from Warwick's CHP installation)|
|Low Carbon Energy Generation||Yes|
|Water use||3.07m3/person/year (excluding lab basins - 3.67 including lab basins)|
|Steps taken to reduce environmental impact||
The steps taken during the construction process to reduce environmental impacts, i.e innovative construction management techniques:
Through the above measures, Stepnell Ltd. have scored a high 34 points on the Considerate Constructors Scheme.