CD Hood commercial builders in Cambridge have experience in refurbishing old buildings to reduce their carbon footprint.
Some older buildings made from heavy structures, will have a high thermal mass, which will slow down the rate in which they heat up and cool down. To counter act this a refurbishment could take advantage of this by increasing air-flow and improving natural ventilation within the building. This can be achieved for example by removing suspended ceilings (where practical), or connecting windows that open to a building management system.
Installing solar panels can have a huge impact on a school environment, as they offer a source of free energy, however they can be quite expensive. However by harnessing the sun in different ways such replacing existing glazing with a different type of glass, and increasing insulation levels on flat roofs.
Saving money on water by harvesting it can also be another consideration when refurbishing a school, as by using this to flush the toilets and watering the grounds, can offer both long-term savings both financially and ecologically.
If your school is looking at enhancing their building and reducing its carbon footprint then why not give our team a call, and we will be able to help you to plan out your new project from conception to the finish build.