The University of Nottingham is to use on-site heat pump technology as part of a new building programme.

Building company Rok SOL used the so-called ‘Slim Jim’ heat exchange technology, supplied by Geothermal International, to provide both heating and cooling for new buildings on the University’s Jubilee campus.

Patrick Sherriff, Geothermal International marketing & sales director, says: ‘By using this system, this development within the Jubilee campus will be cutting its energy expenditure significantly, especially when compared with other traditional methods. It also offers high efficiency and moderate running costs in comparison to other more conventional systems, with an oil or gas-fired boiler costing considerably more and electric heating being at least three times as expensive.’