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D4FC 2010 Factsheet 1 - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Factsheet 1 from the projects funded in the 2010 first round of the Technology Strategy Board Design for future climate compeition has been uploaded and can be accessed here.
 

The LSHTM is a world-renowned educational and research facility with over 3000 students. The case study building (Keppel Street) is Grade II listed and situated within the Bloomsbury conservation area of London. The School commissioned AECOM to undertake a feasibility study to assess the current performance of the building’s service infrastructure and identify opportunities for improvement. This study is to be presented as a suite of options taking account of planning, building fabric and structural constraints. In parallel, AECOM are developing a climate change adaptation strategy for the School, to future proof its operations against projected climate change. 

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I'm interested in the comment in this factsheet that artificial cooling should be seen as a "last resort" and can be considered "maladaptation" because of the increased energy use and the extraction of excess heat into the external environment. This is a great example of how these exemplar projects, when viewed in tandem with other exemplars in competitions under the Low Impact Building Platform (Retrofit for the Future, Building Performance Evaluation etc), can raise awareness of the holistic solutions required for both mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Posted on 17/05/11 14:11.

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