University of Strathclyde CNE

University of Strathclyde Climate Neutral Estate

Feasibility Study for the Development of a Climate Neutral Estate.

Location: Glasgow

Client: University of Strathclyde

Status: Complete

Specialisation: Decarbonisation Study

The University of Strathclyde CNE project investigated holistic solutions to tackle the climate emergency and provide the University with a carbon neutral, climate ready estate by 2040.

This included Passivhaus EnerPHit feasibility studies on 11 buildings across the campus. These buildings ranged from the grade B listed Royal College, to the Technology Innovation Centre which was completed in 2015, with a variety of building ages and construction types in between.

The project had 10 key deliverables. These were a:

  • Gap analysis of the existing information on the University estate
  • Sankey diagram for the John Anderson district heating system to highlight areas of waste and potential demand reduction
  • Digital twin of the John Anderson campus heat network.
  • Undertake a climate change risk and vulnerability assessment for the John Anderson campus
  • Costed plan for energy and emissions data across the University.
  • Ranking of the costed technical solutions
  • Emissions reductions pathway from the information gathered and solutions developed.
  • Financial delivery model based on the pathway.
  • Final report summarising the outcomes
  • Communications plan in terms of knowledge transfer to external stakeholders and industry

In addition to the main campus, ECD were also commissioned to carry out similar studies at the Universities remote campuses at the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC), Ross Priory and the Stepps Sports Facility.

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