Demo site description
The demonstration site #4 consists of one of three similar in construction, age and operation of four story apartment blocks with 23 apartments each located in Uxbridge, West London. The demonstrator building has a built area of 4700 m2, and it was built in 1979. The whole building belongs to the estate of Brunel University London for student accommodation and it is part of a large estate of residential buildings with plans for rolling renovations. BUL’s policy through its Carbon Management Plan is to combine its obligations and aims for climate change, CRC Energy Efficiency Schemes and cost reduction associated with energy and utilities. Although our academic and research activities have increased BUL has succeeded in reducing its carbon emissions since 2005/06 by 15.4% through. BUL Estate is committed to energy efficient retrofit of its residential stock and many renovations have already been implemented in many of its buildings including window replacement, thermal solar for hot water, improved insulation for its new buildings, valves for radiators, natural ventilation and night purging, ground source heat pumps in its new buildings, solar shading, PV with storage and DC lighting.