Triangle Consulting Engineers Ltd, Grimston Grange, Tadcaster, LS24 9BX
construction skills centre of excellence, hull college
the construction skills centre of excellence benefits from an intelligent natural ventilation system and is both heated and cooled by means of a geothermal ground source heat pump system comprising of 24no 100 metre deep bores.
thermal analysis has been carried out utilising the latest in 3D simulation software, which allows the thermal performance of the building to be modelled taking into account the free cooling provided by the natural ventilation, ensuring that the design for the geothermal air conditioning system is optimised.
overnight cooling is provided by opening the natural ventilators and cooling the floor slabs, thereby reducing the peak day time cooling load.
hot water is generated by solar collectors mounted on the roof of the building, a rainwater harvesting system offsets water demand. electricity demand is offset by generating electricity at site by utilising the latest vertical wind turbine.
a 42 inch plasma screen located within the reception area will display 'real time' energy savings and reductions in CO2 levels as the building is operated.
all of the building services are fully monitored and controlled by a web based building energy management system which monitors all internal and external conditions with the objective of providing an optimal internal environment with low running costs and extremley low carbon emissions.