Green university challenges for Clean Room Construction
A growing demand for greener energy solutions has seen Clean Room Construction Limited (CRC) complete its third project on the fast developing science and technology campus at the University of Cambridge.
Clean Room Construction was brought in to design, build and commission the electrical, mechanical and HVAC services for the 4,300m² research facility, which includes laboratory space of 700m². The £2.65m design and build project also included the installation of a biomass boiler plant which had to be located on the rooftop. CRC subsequently designed, developed and commissioned a unique ground-to-roof fuel feed and ash disposal system.
The IFM is the first university building to have achieved an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating in recognition of its environmental performance. Features contributing to its environmental impact rating include the widespread use of natural ventilation, good levels of natural light and the installation of the biomass boiler.
CRC's Project Director, Richard Rowe, said: “More and more customers are looking to us to sustainable and renewable energy solutions in our design and build projects. But the solutions also need to be cost effective and efficient as well as meeting the end users’ requirements.”
CRC has also completed multimillion-pound design and build projects at the university’s purpose-built Cambridge Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) and at the Nanoscience Centre, which comprises cleanrooms and low noise and vibration laboratories for more than 300 researchers.
Clean Room Construction of Kent is a leading specialist in the design and build of cleanrooms and containment facilities for science and technology sectors right across the UK and overseas.