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LSBU’s partnership with Transport for London wins prestigious 'Collaboration of the Year' Award

22 April 2016
A London Underground Train moves out of a station

LSBU's Centre for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Research has won a prestigious industry award for its partnership with TfL

A collaborative project between Transport for London (TfL) and London South Bank University (LSBU)’s Centre of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Research has won the 'Collaboration of the Year' award at the 2016 H&V News Awards, an industry-leading building services engineering awards ceremony. 

LSBU's School of The Built Environment and Architecture has been working with TfL since 2001 on a number of projects exploring how underground Tube stations can be kept cool in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way. The award-winning project comprised the design and trial of a new air handling unit for London Underground platforms, which used an innovative fan chiller system to pump cold air into the station and improve the experience and comfort of passengers.

Professor Charles Egbu, Dean of the School of The Built Environment and Architecture at LSBU, said: “This is a fantastic achievement – I am proud of the work that colleagues in the Centre of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Research have accomplished over recent years and this is a fine example of how the School of The Built Environment and Architecture is delivering research with real-world impact.”

The H&V News Awards are an annual celebration of excellence, forward thinking and the highest achievements in the entire heating, ventilation, air conditioning and building services sectors. Following a successful nomination in the awards, Transport for London and LSBU gave a presentation on their collaboration to the category judging team, ahead of the announcement of the winners at an awards ceremony.

Find out more about LSBU’s highly-applied research in the School of The Built Environment and Architecture.

 
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