Top marks for Cambridge with solar system

Cambridge University has announced it will install a 373kW solar array on the roof of one of its buildings. It said the clean electricity generated would be used to power a new development on its campus, which will include housing for 2,000 students and 100,000 square metres of classrooms and lecture theatres, as well as […]

Cambridge Uni’s research centre targets energy

A new facility that will focus on research in the energy industry has been opened in the UK. Cambridge University’s Maxwell Centre will look into areas such as energy efficiency, storage, lighting and solar power. It will house researchers from different departments and host a collaboration which will research new technologies that ensure data-intensive computing […]

Cambridge University builds £48m energy efficient department

A Cambridge University department has moved into a new £48million building which is energy efficient. Officially opened this week (pictured), the entire Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy has a new home complete with labs, offices and student lounges. It is “extremely well insulated”, according to the design firm NBBJ’s Project Lead, Rebecca Mortimore. She […]