An enthusiastic plan to lower carbon emissions will result in more buildings at the University of Bradford undergoing refurbishment.
The JB Priestly Building and a section of the Theatre in the Mill at the university have already been the subject of planning applications.
The University of Bradford presently enjoys the distrinction of having one of the ‘greenest’ campuses in the UK. It has received multiple awards for its attractive and sustainable buildings.
If this most recent application is approved, even more of the campus will undergo a green upgrade.
The plans provided to the Bradford Council include new windows for the JB Priestly building, which are said to be in substandard condition and thermally inefficient, and rebuilding the roof of the Theatre in the Mill’s plant room.
At present the building, which houses the university library and information services, has windows that are metal-framed and single-glazed. When work is complete, the new windows will be aluminium-framed and double-glazed.
At one point many years ago, the university declared its intention to bring about a 50% decrease in its carbon emissions. Since then, buildings have been refurbished and a ‘smart grid’ has been created to sense where electricity is required and automatically distributing it in a way that minimises energy loss.