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Dynamic FM secures University of Salford Tender for Award Winning Sustainability Research Centre

Dynamic FM is pleased to announce that we have been successful in our bid to deliver Mechanical and Electrical Works at The University of Salford’s newly constructed Energy House 2.0 Research Facility.

Completed in February 2022, Energy House 2.0 is the ‘world’s first’ all-weather research centre. Having won Constructing Excellence’s coveted ‘Building Project of the Year’ award, this unique facility promises to play a key role in accelerating the progress towards low carbon and net zero design and builds.

The research facility consists of two large environmental chambers which are designed to control and simulate external weather conditions to enable the testing of construction materials and various buildings under differing climatic conditions. The £16M build is the largest research facility of its type, using simulated wind, snow and solar radiation too recreate a wide variety of extreme weather conditions with temperatures ranging between -20˚C to +40˚C.

On the completion of this project, which involves new water and chilled water equipment, rain and snowfall simulation will also be possible within both environmental chambers.

This project involves:

  • The installation of new water and boosted services from third floor level (+10.2 metres minimum) to ground floor level so that specialist rain and snow equipment can be connected in each chamber by the end user.
  • The installation of overflow pipework services from the storage tank’s two overflow connections to existing low level drainage gullies.
Energy House 2.0 Simulated Snowfall

Professor Will Swan from the University of Salford said:

“We’ve built a climatic chamber and can create wind, rain, and solar heat to understand how different houses perform in different conditions. This is our big solution to the new build problem.”

James Nolan, Head of Business Development at Dynamic FM said:

“The University’s pioneering research facility has garnered significant attention in recent weeks, with the research taking place there promising to improve both the quality and sustainability of future UK housing stock. Sustainability is at the forefront of our business ethos and Dynamic FM is delighted to support the University of in their mission to develop sustainable housing technologies.”

To see more about Energy House 2.0, please see:

https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2023-01-12/how-the-energy-homes-of-the-future-could-save-you-money