Darke & Taylor has installed over 1500 solar panels over the last four years at the University of Oxford, which has recently won the CIBSE Building Performance Champion Award for its Carbon Reduction Programme.
The programme sets out to reduce the university’s direct carbon emissions by 33% by 2020 against a 2005/6 baseline, with a key part of the programme being the involvement of staff and students in the process and the collation of data and insight that is fed back into industry and university practices.
In total, 1539 solar PV panels totalling 504.9kW have been installed across a range of contemporary and heritage properties including research laboratories, academic departments and storage facilities.
Graham Taylor, Renewables Designer at Darke & Taylor, commented: “It has been fantastic working on such a diverse array of buildings around the centre of Oxford and to see the impact renewable energy is having in conjunction with other measures such as building fabric and building systems optimisation and engagement and behavioural change initiatives. This Award is well deserved – congratulations to the team at Oxford University for their successful approach to reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption.”
More information on the Award can be found here: CIBSE Winners’ Brochure