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    Brunel University

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    Uxbridge, London

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  • Brunel University – Wilfred Brown Building

    The original 3-storey building was constructed in 1966 and was extended in the 1970’s and again between 1990 and 1995. The refurbishment of this 3700m² building includes replacement of the building envelope, the M&E services installations and remodelling of the interior.

    Project Summary

    The building will achieve a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating including >36% of the un-weighted energy credits through:

    • Effective use of passive, internal climate moderating, design features
    • Natural ventilation to maintain comfortable temperature conditions and air quality
    • Mixed mode ventilation in those spaces which can not be treated by natural means alone
    • Good day lighting in perimeter spaces
    • Exposed concrete surfaces in the occupied spaces, acting as a heat sink in summer
    • Night time ventilation/cooling
    • Effective shading, by careful design of the façade and selection of appropriate glazing
    • The building envelope will be replaced with new, specified with much improved u-values. The building will be highly air-tight, preventing uncontrolled and wasteful air infiltration.

    Thermal energy will be delivered to the building by:

    • A single ground source heat pump
    • A wood burning biomass boiler
    • High-efficiency gas-fired condensing boilers

    Electrical Energy will be provided by:

    • Grid derived electricity
    • Roof mounted solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels
    • Building integrated PV

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