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  • TG Escapes provide net zero classroom block at the Samuel Ryder Academy

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    This timber frame modular building from TG Escapes was completed at the end of August 2020 ready for use in time for the students’ return to school. The block consists of 7 English classrooms, the English team office, an SLT office, year 7 and 8 toilets, a media suite and 2 year 6 classrooms. Whilst price was the key criteria during the selection process, the sustainable nature of the building materials used was a benefit.

    “Offsite fabrication resulted in a very rapid onsite construction. I was impressed by the speed of delivery, which occurred on schedule.” Ian Cushion, Scholars’ Education Trust Estates Manager

    The energy performance certificate for this building is A+ rated at minus 24 making the building carbon neutral, or net-zero, in operation.

    Mechanical & Electrical systems are key to producing comfortable building environments as well as achieving energy efficiency and the M&E consultant Designphase Ltd used a combination of 4 systems to achieve this.

    • Air source heat pumps to heat the hot water and most of the space heating.
    • A hybrid active ventilation System to efficiently supply fresh air and extract stale air.
    • LED lighting & lighting controls with daylight dimming to keep consumption to a minimum.
    • A solar photovoltaic system was installed across the roof.

    TG Escapes partners in achieving this are Metropolis Architects, Solar for Schools, Passivent, Westcott Air Conditioning and Dextra.

    “Energy efficiency was considered very important given the passion of many pupils for environmental issues. Rightly so – it’s this world that they are going to inherit. The students and staff find their time in the building wonderful. The primary occupant was the English department who feel very spoilt and lucky to have the experience of teaching and learning in their new classrooms. It was a very good experience from start to finish with TG Escapes, I would recommend them to others.” Ian Bailey, Deputy Headteacher

    For more information email info@tgescapes.co.uk or call 0800 917 7726

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