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Eco in Education

RMF were delighted to have been commissioned to assist with the refurbishment of the University of Brighton’s Cockcroft building in partnership with a major UK contractor. The University tasked the contractor with bringing together the expertise of their sub contractors to design a sustainable and functional building. Being experts in the field of raised access flooring and in particular recycled raised flooring we posed the suggestion to the contractor of installing our RMF Eco Range. As part of our design pitch we installed a sample area onto level 8 for the University teams to view and sign off, the aesthetic of an ‘industrial’ and unique feel was such a hit with the University teams that they opted to leave the floor uncovered for a truly bespoke finish.

RMF’s scope of works were as follows;

1st Floor

876 m2 - RMF Eco Range Medium Grade Raised Flooring

5m2 – Anti Static vinyl raised floor tiles

1st Floor Lecture Theatre

274m2 – RMF Eco Range Medium Grade Raised Flooring

2nd Floor

1080 m2 - RMF Eco Range Medium Grade Raised Flooring

101 m2 – Heavy Grade Raised Flooring

3rd Floor

1,150 m2 - RMF Eco Range Medium Grade Raised Flooring

13 m2 – Anti Static vinyl raised floor tiles

4th Floor

513 m2 - RMF Eco Range Medium Grade Raised Flooring

671m2 – Heavy Grade Raised Flooring

5th Floor

1,114 m2 - RMF Eco Range Medium Grade Raised Flooring

14 m2 – Anti Static vinyl raised floor tiles

6th Floor

1,241 m2 - RMF Eco Range Medium Grade Raised Flooring

13 m2 – Anti static vinyl raised floor tiles

7th Floor

458 m2 - RMF Eco Range Medium Grade Raised Flooring

667 m2 – Heavy Grade raised Flooring

8th Floor

644 m2 - RMF Eco Range Medium Grade Raised Flooring

13 m2 -  Anti static vinyl raised floor tiles

The completion of each floor happened on a phased basis as the building remained in occupation throughout the fit out, RMF worked closely with the main contractor to ensure we worked efficiently and being mindful of other trades.

Using the RMF Eco Range contributed to reducing the overall carbon of the building and created a low energy building. The renovated building has A ‘Fabric first’ approach and incorporated thermal bridging analysis to make the building as air tight as possible, a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system was installed to prevent overheating in the summer and energy usage has reduced by 57%. Prior to construction energy modelling analysis of the building was completed and significantly informed the design, which predicts a 59% reduction in annual carbon emissions.

 

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