The Russell Building, on the Rothamsted Research campus in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, was constructed between 1914 and 1918. This historic building needed to be completely modernised and made as sustainable as possible, whilst keeping theoriginal building fabric.
Green Building Design used their low-carbon and energy efficiency expertise to improve all services, allowing the building to be renovated andopened for use in 2021.
Low carbon technology was installed, including:
· Replacing existing single pipe heating system with new air conditioning
· New air handling unit with heat recovery
· Energy efficient LED lighting and controls
· New instantaneous hot water
These improvements reduced the building’s EPC from D85 to C51, allowing it to be fully utilised as an open plan office space with all period features maintained.