The redevelopment of Durham Business School

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The redevelopment of Durham Business School demonstrates how embracing sustainable technologies within existing buildings can deliver value, improve environmental performance and future-proof service delivery.

The £16,600,000 refurbishment considered both building use and purpose and utilised a range of technologies to achieve a 34% reduction in kgCO2/m2/ yr. Technologies include photovoltaic panels, voltage optimisation, insulation, LED lighting and heat recovery. The redesigned interior spaces facilitate sustainable practices with installations including motion sensitive lighting, convenient recycling points, increased access to scanning, bike storage and shower provision. The new ‘Third Space’ fosters knowledge transfer whilst cutting edge AV equipment enables the School to collaborate with organisations across the world and to share its sustainability vision.

The development assisted the Business School in maintaining demand for its PGT courses (income growth of 18% last year) and in retaining its triple accreditation with commendation for the standard of its new facilities.