Retro fitting new building envelopes to existing building stock will help meet new legislation in place to cut net emissions of greenhouse gases – 100% relative to 1990 levels by 2050 from public buildings, schools and hospitals.
The Horton Building at the University of Bradford is an exemplar of how best to sustainably reduce carbon emissions from dated building stock. d+b facades were tasked to deliver on The University’s fundamental objectives for the creation of a more sustainable Estate through the construction of green buildings and the refurbishment of existing buildings to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
This has been successfully achieved and the key outcomes were –
- Heating energy consumption reduced by 70%
- Operational carbon emissions reduced by 70%
- Embodied carbon preserved
- Capital payback in c.10 years from savings in heating energy alone
- No requirement to replace heating system
- Building life extended by more than 60 years
- Contemporary quality accommodation for generations to come
- All delivered whilst the building was fully occupied with minimal disruption
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