BBES helps create landmark sustainable building for University of Nottingham
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services has secured a contract to create a sustainable new landmark building at the University of Nottingham. The 2500 m2 Energy Technologies Building is designed for continuing and developing the university’s world-leading energy research. The £6.4 million facility designed by architects Maber will be an exemplar of low-carbon technology by minimising its demands for heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation from non-sustainable sources.
The building is also designed to maximise energy from renewable and ambient sources. Its design includes earth-duct passive cooling using the thermal mass of the surrounding ground to provide passive heating and cooling of ventilation air.