Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Sustainability and Buildings

Entrance to the Turl Street Mitre

Sustainability and Buildings

When embarking upon building projects, energy efficiency and sustainability are always at the forefront of our minds. Our recent redevelopment of the Turl Street Mitre is an excellent example of this, with added insulation, increased glazing on windows, the introduction of water restrictors in the toilets and showers, and motion sensitive lighting in shared areas.

In addition, we’ve now installed smart radiator valves (‘EcoSync’) to the radiators in Staircase 15 and Lincoln House as well as our Main Site. This will not only prevent rooms from being heated when they’re unoccupied, but also enable occupants to turn down the heat when they’re not in their rooms. We’re also looking at the feasibility of installing solar panels on the Museum Road houses in 2024 and are developing a strategic plan for degasification across our sites over the coming years.

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