Towards Zero Energy Breakfast CPD Event


As a complimentary event to the successful PIA series of Towards Zero Energy CPD seminars, REHAU, would like to invite you to a free breakfast CPD Seminar about:

Ground to Air Heat Exchangers, or Earth Tubes
Designing to achieve passive heating and cooling in schools and commercial projects without the use of airconditioning for 8.30 am start on Thursday 27th November 2008
at The Building Centre. 26 Store Street. London WC1E 7BT

Following REHAU's successful award of their largest ever contract for its prize winning AWADUKT Thermo ground - air heat exchanger system. Mike Moseley BEng hons, REHAU's project manager will demonstrate the design process of the project, highlight the contribution to energy saving by the earth tubes and show some of the early installation shots. The seminar will be approximately 30 minutes long and there will follow an opportunity to discuss the project and ask questions.


The installation to provide a renewable source of energy is currently underway at the new Queen Elizabeth's School in Wimborne, Dorset, which is being built as part of the DfES Building Schools for the Future (BSF) One School Pathfinder programme.

Dorset County Council has secured additional funding for the school to become a Demonstration Project for Sustainable Schools and the AWADUKT Thermo system, which will deliver substantial energy savings on both heating and cooling.

Around 3,500m of REHAU's 250mm diameter polypropylene pipework is being installed in grids 1.5m below ground underneath three of the school's blocks and will use the natural temperature of the ground at that depth to pre-heat or pre-cool ventilation air before it is delivered into the school.

The temperature of the air drawn through the network of pipes will be increased by up to 9oC in winter and reduced by as much as 14o C in summer, providing not only a more comfortable internal environment for the staff and pupils during the warm summer months but also reducing the energy required for space heating in winter.

The main contractor for the project is Carillion, concept architects are Feildon Clegg Bradley and consultant engineers and architects are Mouchel.

Please telephone 0207 580 6155
Or e-mail to reserve your place at this free seminar