The Materials and Analytical Sciences building is a world-class research facility housing highly specialised equipment.
The building accommodates; new laboratories, teaching areas, academic offices, research and write up spaces for the university’s physics and chemistry departments.
As well as energy efficient engineering measures, the building also incorporates renewable energy technologies that will offset a proportion of the remaining energy demand and carbon emissions.
Combined photovoltaic and solar thermal panels have been installed on the MASB’s roof, together with glass-integrated photovoltaics to the south elevation of the building. To date these installations have generated 85,378kWh of renewable energy, provided 5.9% of the building’s energy demand and ensured an EPC ‘A’ rating.