We have successfully been awarded funding by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB)’s Innovative Refurbishment Programme for energy efficiency improvements in the Students’ Union (RUSU).
Our bid was a joint effort in partnership with Carnego Systems Ltd, LCMB Ltd and Nottingham Trent University, with a focus on energy reductions through intelligent building controls and performance software, combined with engagement of building users.
Initially, we have secured funding for a design and evaluation phase, alongside receiving advice from TSB on how to better optimise the existing building controls. We will be working hard to develop a full design proposal during the coming phase for further approval by TSB, in order to implement some exciting improvements for RUSU’s energy make over.
The bid has been a combined collaboration between the Estates & Facilities Department and the School of Construction Management and Engineering. It will provide a great opportunity for the University to showcase its carbon reduction credentials and has been supported by the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE).
Read more about green initiatives at the University – http://www.reading.ac.uk/cleanandgreen/