15 June 2012
A project which will save the College around 400 tonnes of carbon per year reaches its halfway point this month. Facilities and Property Management, together with Capital Projects and Planning, started replacing the 1960s windows in the ACE Building on the South Kensington Campus in February. The work being carried out includes replacing the existing windows with new double glazed windows and overcladding the existing facade with an energy-efficient aluminium panel system. The work to the Department of Chemical Engineering will be completed this month, with the Department of Aeronautics work beginning in October. The project has the potential to save the College around £50,000 in energy costs each year.
Nick Roalfe, Director of Facilities and Property Management, said: “This has been an opportunity for the College to radically change one of the campus’s 1960s building elevations, whilst also benefiting from energy efficiency savings that this overcladding system delivers.”