The building features an Air Source Heat Pump with a hybrid VRF system, one of the first to be used in a university. It also utilises night cooling in certain spaces and thermal massing, which helps to maintain an ambient temperature, reducing the needs for additional heating and cooling. The scheme is aiming for a BREEAM Excellent rating and has achieved a DEC B and EPC A rating.
To make certain the building continues to perform as predicted, BAM will be working with Yonder Building Physics to monitor the energy performance of the building for the next three years. These valuable insights will enable the University of Lincoln to develop their sustainable building strategy into the future.