To assist the University of Sussex in lowering their carbon emissions, Currie & Brown contracted us to reroute their existing district heating network.
The University of Sussex is situated amongst the South Downs National Park. They are currently updating and expanding their energy infrastructure to reduce CO2 emissions by 44% by 2020. They have been constructing new buildings to BREEAM standards, replacing old energy inefficient buildings and improving the energy use and insulation of existing buildings to reduce their carbon footprint.
Currie & Brown selected us to reroute the existing district heating network along the east slope of the campus by installing 1.4km of pipework along a 700m trench loop, connecting to the existing system. This included 700m of pipe carrying hot water away from the energy centre, and 700m of pipe returning water to the energy centre.
The completed network will supply a variety of campus buildings, including the future science hub and student residences, which will eventually be home to around 600 students.