Saturday, 21 November 2009

Alan Short wins Commendation in the 2009 RIBA President's Awards in the Outstanding University-located Research category

Awarded for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded research project, 'Design Strategy for the low energy ventilation and cooling of health buildings' based at the University of Cambridge and led by Short as Principal Investigator, the judges said,

' Its originality lies in the adaptation and development of of existing knowledge to meet the varied and demanding requirements of large health carare buildings. The work is highly significant, addressing strategies to meet the very demanding energy and carbon reduction targets set for the health care sector.'

Co-Investigators include the BP Institute at the University of Cambridge, Dept. of Civil Engineering at Loughborough University, the Pathogen Control Research Group at Leeds University, the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Developement at De Montfort University, Davis Langdon and Arup. The team has now commenced the EPSRC funded Project (£1.15 million in total with DoH and NHS contributions) Design and Delivery of Robust Hospital Environments in a Changing Climate 2009-2012 investigating sustainable refurbishment of the NHS Estate. The team is joined by the Engineering Design Centre at Cambridge and the Design Group at the Open University.

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