May 27, 2010

D.Y. Patil School of Business, Navi, Mumbai, India

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The new School of Management is being designed in the existing Dr DY Patil University in Navi Mumbai, India.  The facility is planned for around 3000 students and will provide graduate level degree programs focused on business and management studies. The  total gross area of the project is approximately 64,000m² and will provide a teaching faculty block at lower levels and residential units at higher levels.

PHA Consult is leading the Environmental and MEP engineering design of the proposed School of Business. The new development is being designed by Foster and Partners and aims to be at the forefront of sustainability.  The D.Y. Patil School of Business is targeting a LEED ® Gold rating by Indian Green Building Council. Achieving such high building performance standards in the harsh climate of Navi Mumbai is a challenging task and shows the university’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

  • The design incorporates many features for increased building efficiency.
  • The building form is developed to allow for enhanced daylight penetration from the north façade while preventing any direct sunlight from entering the perimeter spaces.
  • The building is also being designed to naturally ventilate all the public spaces, which saves additional energy. Advanced modeling and analysis is being carried out to optimize the ventilation design ensuring maximum comfort in the public realm.
  • An onsite water recovery plant is proposed for the development  recovering upto 95% of wastewater generated from the building to be reused for secondary uses such as toilet flushing and cooling tower makeup water.
  • To minimize the dependence on grid electricity, a natural gas driven tri-generation CHP plant is proposed for the building .This will also allow building cooling with absorption chillers driven from recovered  waste heat from the plant enabling upto 35% reduction in carbon emission.
  • Part of the Hot water for building domestic  use is generated from solar thermal panels.

April 13, 2010

Brighton College Woolton Quad – Planning Permission Granted

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Consent was today given for the construction of a new addition to Brighton College. The Woolton Quad building designed by architects Allies + Morrison will offer IT suites, staff areas, offices and a health centre and cafe for boarding pupils. Passive and resource-efficient strategies have been proposed to achieve high levels of internal comfort and occupant satisfaction and to minimise energy consumption and running costs.

PHA Consult are acting as MEP Engineers and BREEAM Consultants for ther project which aims to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’.

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