The National Energy Centre
The National Energy Centre: Phase 1 - June 1990
The National Energy Foundation was origianlly in the Phase 1 building but it now houses National Energy Services Ltd, SAVA and the NHER. It was designed to be an exemplar showing that high energy efficiency can be designed as an integral part of a building without involving additional costs. This was achieved by a careful combination of orientation, window design, high insulation levels and high thermal mass.
The National Energy Centre: Phase 2 - February 2004
The Phase 2 building is the offices of the National Energy Foundation. It demonstrates energy efficiency in a lower mass, timber-framed building. Its features include: a ground source heat pump feeding underfloor heating, solar water heating, high insulation levels and solar PV panels.