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Laboratories and workshops of the department of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering of the cyprus university of technology

From EPSA - European Public Sector Award

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The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), a newly established academic organisation, installed a solar heating/cooling (H/C) system in combination with a Geothermal Energy System (GES) in a sustainably restored historical building situated in the old town centre of Limassol. The restoration of this old warehouse took place under the guidelines of the Republic of Cyprus’ Town Planning Department.

The transformation of this building into a sustainable one was achieved through the guidance of the Estate Management Services (EMS), the cooperation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at the Cyprus University of Technology and commissioned external consultants. The building now operates as the laboratories and workshops of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. These laboratories and workshops will focus on projects concerned with the optimisation of the solar H/C market, thus having a competitive advantage in issues of sustainable development since the building will provide hands-on experience and readily available data for research and further study. To support the solar H/C system and GES, a specially designed heat and sound insulation has also been introduced. The overall cost of the building, which includes the solar H/C system with GES, was approximately €3,000,000. The cost of the solar H/C system and GES was approximately €750,000 with an EU subsidy of 85%.

The building is 1600m² and was designed to serve the needs of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. Specialised machinery and other equipment will be installed inside. Its operation is expected to commence at the end of April 2011. Within this building approximately 15-20 staff and 100 students will work daily in laboratory layouts.

Award info
Award category: going green
Award type: submission
Award year: 2011
Project type
Sector: Education (higher and lower), training and learning
Type of activity:
Keywords: Solar, heating, cooling, geothermal, energy, source, mechanical engineering, estate management services
Short English description: The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), a newly established academic organisation, installed a solar heating/cooling (H/C) system in combination with a Geothermal Energy System (GES) in a sustainably restored historical building situated in the old town centre of Limassol.
Further information
Organisation: Cyprus University of Technology
Other applicants:
Homepage: http://www.cut.ac.cy/digitalAssets/8/8107_sol.pdf
Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved: >15
Country: Cyprus
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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Laboratories and workshops of the department of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering of the cyprus university of technology (35.126413, 33.429859)
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