Net Zero Energy Strategy
Urban&Civic | United-Kingdom
Low carbon energy masterplan
Advising the Wellcome Trust on a low-carbon, local energy system.
In 2022 Urban&Civic appointed Urbanomy, on behalf of the Wellcome Trust, to define a bespoke energy strategy for the Wellcome Genome Campus (WGC) to support its ambition of delivering its carbon net zero target before 2050.
Located in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire - the WGC is the world’s leading centre for genomics and biodata research. The Campus will undergo a significant expansion over the next 10-15 years to become a world-class facility where a living and working science community will thrive.
The expansion will feature 150,000 sqm of research and translation floorspace, up to 1,500 new homes for Campus staff, and 22,750 sqm of education, community and leisure uses, open to the wider community.
We looked at how best to achieve Wellcome's vision for the site—quantifying the future energy needs and consumption of all buildings and electric vehicles on-site; assessing the potential for renewables generation, both on-site and nearby; analysing three all-electric local energy systems; and identifying opportunities for flexibility through storage and smart vehicle charging.