ICAX worked extensively with Telford & Wrekin Council's in-house architects and M&E consultants in a joint design on the Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre before redevelopment work started on site in March 2010. The Wellington Civic Centre reopened on 12 March 2012.
Telford & Wrekin Council is investing £8.5 million to create an enhanced civic centre in Wellington. The scheme includes a new reception area with a café which leads to a new state-of-the-art library and registry office, improvements to the Wellington Leisure Centre, swimming pool, gym and new offices for up to 200 people.
The modern development is designed to complement the historic market town of Wellington which sits beneath The Wrekin on Watling Street. A new public square will be created near the town centre with 40 new homes for older people being incorporated into the plan.
Tesco, which has ambitious plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its new stores, has chosen Interseasonal Heat Transfer for its new store at Greenfield. Groundworks started on-site to create a Thermalbank at Greenfield Supermarket in August 2010 and the store opened on 6 December 2010: the first supermarket in the world to be heated and cooled with Interseasonal Heat Transfer: 41% less carbon emissions than if it were using gas boilers for heating and electric chillers for cooling.
ICAX has adapted the design of IHT for Tesco to meet the special circumstances of food retailing.
Suffolk County Council has chosen Interseasonal Heat Transfer to achieve renewable heating for its new £65 million Suffolk One Sixth Form College, Ipswich, which was completed in September 2010. It incorporates the largest concrete solar thermal collector in the world with 14 kilometres of piping.
Suffolk One is the first Sixth Form College to benefit from Interseasonal Heat Transfer and demonstrates Suffolk County Council's commitment to renewable energy and education for sustainable development.
A wide range of energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems has being installed at Suffolk One with the aim of achieving a targeted BREAM rating of "very good". As well as Interseasonal Heat Transfer, rainwater harvesting, Windcatcher and Sunpipe systems are being employed to provide natural ventilation and light.
Merton Council is using Interseasonal Heat Transfer as the most practical way to achieve more than 40% on site renewable energy for its new Acacia Intergenerational Centre which opened in February 2010. This the first building to benefit from Intrabuilding Heat Transfer as well as Interseasonal Heat Transfer.
The architects decided to go for the "elegant" solution in which one integrated system from ICAX could provide both heating in winter and cooling in summer (as well as hot water all year round and the freedom not to have to organise, feed and manage a biomass boiler).
ICAX were approached by Mike Phillips of Home Office Custodial Property who had spotted a potential use for IHT technology in the prison sector. Following a careful feasibility study, it was decided to test it out in a new development at HM Garth Prison which was completed in September 2007.
ICAX completed the installation of its innovative sustainable technology at Garth Prison in Lancashire. This is potentially the first step for a new generation of on-site renewable prison houseblocks, heralding a significant advance in public sector sustainable thinking.
This was overseen by Interserve Engineering, with Mechanical and Electrical consultancy from the Leeds office of Hoare Lea.
Misawa constructed a demonstration road in Hiroshima under licence from ICAX Ltd and confirmed that the Solar Road System worked well in Japan in clearing ice and snow from a trial road.
Misawa, who have extensive experience of using geothermal energy to clear ice and snow from roads in Japan, were interested to construct an IHT system under licence from ICAX Ltd to confirm that the Solar Road System worked well in Japan without going to the expensive of drilling boreholes down to the depths where geothermal energy can be reached.
Howe Dell School in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, was the first building in the world to benefit from Interseasonal Heat Transfer in an installation part funded by The Carbon Trust.
Howe Dell School, a 4,000 square metre building, has been developed with an ICAX IHT™ system that integrates an playground solar collector, a ThermalBank beneath the building as a hot store and a separate cold store. The scheme also uses the playground solar collector to pre-heat hot water for the school.
The IHT™ sustainable heating system complements a building design strategy for very low energy use to provide heating and cooling for the school.
The IHT™ installation has been commissioned by the Carbon Trust, as part of the Government’s drive for implementing renewable energy technology. The school is commissioned by Hertfordshire County Council as an exemplar Eco School using Renewable Energy.
The Toddington Demonstration was the first Interseasonal Heat Transfer installation. This was completed for the Highways Agency to demonstrate that heat could be collected from roads in summer and stored in ThermalBanks until needed to keep the same road free from ice in winter. It also demonstrated the capacity to collect heat in summer for space heating in winter, and the use of IHT for providing cooling to buildings in summer. The demonstration was independently assessed by the Transport Research Laboratory who reported on the successful results of this two year test in April 2008 and verified the heat transfer computer modelling work previously carried out by ICAX.
ICAX is pleased to have worked on these projects, with the following parties:
|Client||Architect||M & E consultant||Construction||Key supplier||Key supplier||Key supplier||Completion|
|Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre||Telford & Wrekin||Telford & Wrekin||Telford & Wrekin / ICAX||Tomlinson||Rehau Silchester||Terra Firma Solex||Mitsubishi Electric||Mar 2012|
|Tesco Greenfield Supermarket||Tesco||Smith Smalley||Birchall||Patton Construction||Rehau||Terra Firma||Mitsubishi Electric||Nov 2010|
|Suffolk One Sixth Form College||Suffolk CC||Bond Bryan||John Packer Associates||ISG Jackson
|Rehau||Terra Firma||Mitsubishi Electric||Sept 2010|
|Merton's IGC||Merton Council||Curl la Tourelle||Halcrow Yolles||Mansell||Rehau||Terra Firma||Mitsubishi Electric||Feb 2010|
|HM Garth Prison||HM Prison Service||Hoare Lea||Interserve||Sept 2007|
|Howe Dell School||Hertfordshire CC||Capita Architecture||Mott MacDonald||Mace||Sept 2007|
|Toddington||Highways Agency||d-squared||ICAX||TRL||Rehau||Silchester||Sept 2005|
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