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Sustainable energy for Uni of Northampton's new campus

The university's new Waterside Campus will run on sustainable energy when it opens in 2018

Posted by Stephanie Broad | October 12, 2016 | Sustainability

The University of Northampton’s new Waterside Campus will use sustainable technology for heat to dramatically reduce its CO2 output. The University has employed sustainable energy experts Vital Energi to deliver the energy solutions for its new campus, opening in 2018.

The contract will see Vital Energi deliver an energy centre which will use woodchip biomass and gas to heat hot water for all the buildings and student residencies on the 58-acre site, saving over 1,000 tons of CO2 in the short term, which will rise to 2,200 tons a year following the introduction of a Combined Heat & Power Engine.

The energy strategy has been designed to evolve alongside the development of the campus and the energy centre has been “future proofed” to allow for the installation of the Combined Heat & Power Engine, which will produce additional heat and electricity as demand increases.

Vital Energi Regional Director Mike Cooke said that the university was setting a great example for the Higher Education sector by implementing renewable energy solutions. “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the University and look forward to celebrating the arrival of their students to the new campus,” he said.

The University's Waterside Project Director Bob Griggs added: "The sustainability of the development at Waterside has always been one of our top concerns at the University and a key principle of the new development has been to minimise the energy demand and maximise the efficiency of energy use. We are delighted that Vital Energi will deliver this and are looking forward to welcoming students to Waterside in 2018."

The Waterside Campus will have a fundamental positive impact on the town and its economy, says the university. It brings a 58-acre derelict site back to life and kick-starts development in Northampton's Enterprise Zone, embracing its riverside setting and creating an exciting new destination for Northampton.  

 

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