Client: Buckinghamshire New University
Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) has committed to improving the energy efficiency and carbon reduction of a range of buildings in a site-wide decarbonisation master plan. BNU commissioned our team to explore a range of potential improvements to 15 existing buildings on various sites of BNU and deliver a range of surveys showcasing the most feasible and effective decarbonisation solutions: Aylesbury Vale Campus, Brooke Street Halls of Residence, East Wing, Gateway, Hughenden Student Village, Missenden Abbey, Missenden Coach House, North Wing, Owen Harris Building, Red Shed, South Wing, West Wing, Timberlake and Uxbridge Campus.
These surveys aim to provide Buckinghamshire New University with the feasibility calculations, advice, and technology selection that will improve the energy performance for 20 buildings, reduce emissions, and assist the Trust in meeting the Government’s ambition of Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050.
The work is being completed utilising the Low Carbon Skills fund, which will support the university’s application for Salix Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funding. This funding supports public organisations in developing and improving their existing heat decarbonisation plans. It sets out the steps and timeline for decarbonising the building systems, infrastructure, building services efficiency and condition, and fabric efficiency and condition.
Each of our surveys is tailored on a building-by-building basis and undertakes an extensive condition and systems survey and extensive building analysis and energy modelling to provide a decarbonisation solution that is viable, affordable, and effective.