CWC Judges Student Competition

Mock up of the campus from a student's design
Dr John Brittle

Our Associate Director Dr John Brittle, a guest lecturer at Loughborough University, was recently invited to judge students’ designs for the ASHRAE UK Midlands Internal Competition 2021.

Two teams from the MSc Low Energy Building Services Engineering course presented their low carbon energy designs to a judging panel of industry professionals. The winning design will be submitted to the ASHRAE Integrated Sustainable Building Design 2021 competition. This has been won by teams from Loughborough University for the past two years.

The students were asked to design a sustainable net zero educational building in Prince George, Canada. Both teams used ASHRAE standards and other international standards as a guidance to create a net positive energy building. They implemented different strategies and innovative technologies such as passive design strategies, ground source heat pumps, internet of things, indoor environmental monitoring, power over ethernet, PV panels and wind trees.

John stated; ‘I am extremely impressed with the level of technical ability demonstrated by these students. These presentations demonstrate advanced building performance analysis incorporating all aspects low carbon building strategies that can reduce carbon dioxide impacts to the environment in line with ASHRAE standards.’

John Brittle lectures up to postgraduate level at Loughborough University, and recently developed a new electrical services module for their low energy building services engineering course. CWC are proud to support John’s work in higher education, inspiring the next generation of engineers who will help shape the sustainable built environment of the future.