25 January 2016

Maths Building shortlisted for environmental award

Radcliffe Primary Care

The Andrews Wiles Building, on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site, has been shortlisted for the CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Building Performance Awards 2016 in the project of the year – public use category.

The building, the first major plot to be developed on the ROQ, was designed from the outset to minimise energy consumption and carbon emissions and has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.  The University has adopted BREEAM (the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) for major new construction and refurbishment projects.  It is the leading such scheme internationally and the University has required an ‘Excellent’ rating for all projects over £1m since 2009.

Environmental measures in place at the Andrew Wiles Building include rain water harvesting for re-use for landscaping irrigation and flushing toilets, and a displacement ventilation system that enables fresh air supplied at the bottom of the central atrium to rise up and exit through vents in the glazed atrium roof above. The building also uses high efficiency LED lighting with daylight dimming and occupancy controls.

Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in London in February 2016.