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 EARLY LOW ENERGY PROJECTS WITH LGH CAMBRIDGE

As a keen conservationist, David Halford was fortunate to be involved with forward thinking clients, services engineers and designers at LGH architects in the early eighties. The principles used then are just as relevant today.

SINCLAIR HEADQUARTERS CAMBRIDGE 1982

Clive Sinclair was a leading inventor who is most famous for making the "black watch" and the personal computer affordable to ordinary people rather than just big organisations. His innovative thinking made it possible to exploit the energy saving potential of this conversion from a derelict mineral water factory to high tech offices.

-existing boreholes used to provide constant temp water for heat pump.

- heat pump uses primarily off peak electricity to minimise generation inefficiency.  

- water tank placed in existing basement as heat store 

- solar gain recovered from glazed atrium stored for later use. 

- intelligent controls of lighting and services to minimise use. 

- maximum natural ventilation. 

- maximum natural daylight

 

This project was published in the Architects Journal March 1983 and these illustrations were provided to the AJ by LGH

 

PASSIVE SOLAR GAIN PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECT 1983

 Competition entry for Peterborough New Town housing district exploiting south facing slope to provide passive solar gain to a dense housing development.

 

 

TWO LOW ENERGY PRIVATE HOUSES 1984

 - plan form arranged to resolve orientation to street and orientation to sun

- glazing facing south for passive solar gain with minimum windows on north side

- high thermal mass and above standard insulation

- intake air to boiler pre-heated by passing under dark roof tiles

 

 

 

 

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