Clifton leads the carbon reduction charge with NTU's first Carbon Negative building

Nottingham Trent University has reduced its estate's carbon footprint with the opening of the brand-new Pavilion building.

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Clifton Pavilion

Nottingham Trent University has reduced its estate's carbon footprint with the opening of the brand-new Pavilion building.

The Pavilion, which opened in September and is part of the Heart-of-Campus development of the Clifton campus. is the first NTU building to be given a carbon-negative Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A+.

Environmental Manager Grant Anderson commented: "We have been working hard to improve our sustainability credentials and receiving an EPC rating of A+ for the new Pavilion building is an excellent achievement for the University.

Efficient and sustainable

"The building has been designed to be as sustainable and energy efficient as possible.  It has energy efficient glazing and a huge 94kW array of solar panels on the roof.  It has also been built with great insulation properties with a high thermal mass, meaning it retains heat to keep the building warm in the winter whilst keeping it cool in the summer months."

The building is also on track to achieve the prestigious BREEAM excellent award, reflecting its use of sustainably sourced materials, and enhancement of the landscape and ecology as a result of the project.

The new Teaching and Learning building on the Clifton campus has also received a great EPC rating of A, with a score of 9. The average UK building has an EPC of 46, which is an E.

Clifton leads the carbon reduction charge with NTU's first Carbon Negative building

Published on 15 December 2015
  • Category: Environment

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