Coventry University’s recently completed £4.5 million Health Design and Technology Institute (HDTI) officially opened in mid January 2009.
Designed by the prestigious firm of Couch Perry & Wilkes, one of the country’s largest mechanical and electrical engineering services engineering practices, the HDTI building stands at the forefront of innovative thinking and design, as it leads the way in a nationwide initiative to help inventors develop new products. CPW specified over £45,000 of heating products; including trench heating, Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators and Mini Freestanding perimeter radiators from Jaga. The eco-friendly design and energy-saving performance of each Jaga product was paramount to the success of the project, as sustainability is a top priority for Coventry University.
The lobby areas feature the Mini Canal with chic stainless steel grilles positioned under full height windows, which give a feeling of space and openness to be enjoyed by the occupants. Dealing with cold air flows requires a specialist trench heating system to provide ample heat circulating around the room to counteract the cooler draft from the windows. The Jaga Mini Freestanding heaters are found in the congregation areas where the increase in open square footage meant there was a need for a larger heat output. The offices and boardrooms have made use of Jaga’s Tempo Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators. This is predominantly a safety issue as many of the rooms are let out to external users.
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