University of Nottingham (Energy Technologies Building)

University of Nottingham (Energy Technologies Building)

University of Nottingham (Energy Technologies Building)

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The Energy Technologies Building is a new building with major funding from the University of Nottingham and the European Regional Development Fund. Building on Nottingham's track record in energy research (including leading the UK-India Sustainable Energy Technologies Network), the ETB is intended to provide a forum for research, public engagement and knowledge transfer. It includes a rooftop laboratory, an exhibition area and an energy testing facility.

The Wolfson Foundation awarded a grant of £1m towards this project in 2010, to create the Wolfson Prototyping Hall. This facility provides space for the testing of full-scale prototypes of facades and building fabric, for the onsite testing of building integrated renewable energy systems, and innovative technologies for energy demand reduction. The building itself is intended as a showcase: not only self-sufficient but also able to power a neighbouring campus building.

Global energy issues are a major cause for concern in modern society, and is a theme that has influenced a number of other projects funded by the Wolfson Foundation, such as the Royal Society of Chemistry's Reach and Teach programme and the laboratory refurbishment programme in partnership with the Royal Society.

University of Nottingham Energy Technologies Building