🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 RAD Building
One of the 1st commercial builds to fuse BREEAM with Passivhaus intricacies. University of Nottingham’s Research Acceleration and Demonstration (RAD) Building – makes energy research go faster, and greener.
Completed 2018, state-of-the-art £7m building to accelerate green energy research
Multidisciplinary labs + high-quality offices – accommodating 100 staff and students
27,000 sq. ft. – part of Jubilee Campus
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Enhanced air tightness + excellent insulation for minimal energy leakage
Large amounts of asbestos + diesel tanks responsibly removed from ground in comprehensive remediation strategy
The building is a focal point for research into storing wind energy + developing hydrogen-powered cars
Involvement with Dunkirk Primary School + Nottingham Jobs Hubs – inspiring community engagement and generating work experience opportunities
Central atrium with 4-storey green wall and break-out spaces – encouraging discussion and idea exploration
Passivhaus design = intrinsically measures comfort alongside energy efficiency
The building acts as an incubator for spin-out small businesses on the back of existing high-level research – spurring innovation and generating hundreds of jobs in the Midlands.