Penoyre & Prasad, Clearsprings Energy Solutions, Downie Consulting Engineers

Tour and talk at the New Studio Building, Wimbledon College of Arts

Thursday 23 April, 8.30am - 10.00am

Location: Merton Hall Road, London, SW19 3QA

The high quality multi-purpose spaces, suitable for a range of courses, are situated at the southern end of a range of existing studio and workshop facilities and linked by a canopy structure that provides much needed semi-outdoor storage below.

The project is an exemplar of sustainable design for the University of the Arts London. Sustainable measures include north-south orientation, a high performance envelope, controlled natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting and photo-voltaic solar collection.

Penoyre & Prasad architects will lead an informative building tour and discussions as to how the design was achieved.


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Hear more from Sunand Prasad, author of 'Retrofit for Purpose: Low Energy Renewal of Non-Domestic Buildings'

Retrofit for Purpose explores the art and science of bringing energy efficiency to existing buildings; one of the biggest challenges facing the industry today. The essays and case studies included here explore the main issues, offer practical solutions and provide a clarion-call to architects and clients for better, smarter retrofit.

The eleven case studies focus as much on the transformation of usability and image as on the improvements in the energy and resource use of non-domestic buildings. The essay section puts these projects into a wider context, arguing that while there is much more to retrofit than energy efficiency, gathering, sharing and analysing reliable energy performance data are absolutely critical.

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