The Q-Arc Building owned by Peter House College is a two storey hi-tech production unit that was constructed in the late 1980’s. It needed to be refurbished to reduce the building’s energy and carbon emissions.
Green Building Design undertook a feasibility survey and installed a range of low-carbon and energy efficiency solutions, allowing this building to be fully refurbished.
· New LED lighting installed with presence detection control, ensuring a maximum energy usage of 6W/m2
· 215 PV panels installed on south east facing roof
· New central air handling unit installed to heat and cool the building
· New mechanical ventilation with heat recovery installed
· New VRF (variable refrigerant flow) system installed to all office spaces with controls
· Electric panel heaters installed in circulation areas
This project resulted in a significant reduction in the EPC rating from E103 to B27.