Anglia Ruskin University

Project Description:

Project Description:
The ARU Young Street project is a new three phase building development consisting of; new teaching/skills block, two hundred seat Lecture Theatre and University Office facility. As Phase I of this project nears completion (December 2013) Phase II and III have now been fully designed and are out to tender. Works on Phase II and III are due to commence 2014

The buildings promote natural ventilation, photovoltaic installation and daylight linked lighting control system as part of the new sustainable energy strategy. The design includes use of bespoke architectural chimney ventilation stacks to enhance the natural ventilation, bris soleil on southern facade to mitigate solar gain, low energy fluorescent/LED luminaires, daylight linking presence/absence detection lighting control & photovoltaic panels. Roofs have been strategically developed to provide the optimum and most cost effective location for the PV panels to be south facing and inclined at 20°.

The exposed soffits and night-time cooling assist the natural ventilation system with maintaining the buildings internal temperatures, therefore limiting cooling and plant running costs. Low energy high level passive chilled beams deliver ‘coolth’ to maintain comfortable conditions during the warmer months in the open plan office accommodation. The use of energy efficient underfloor heating throughout compliments the naural ventilation and ensures that optimum thermal comfort is achieved when heating is required.