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EJOT ® The quality connection

Story added August 2014

Main Contractor: Welwood Special Projects Ltd
PV Installer: Photon Energy Limited
Location: University of Bedfordshire
EJOT Products used: 205 x 1 metre length membrane encapsulated EJObars, hot welded.

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The project:

A significant Solar PV installation on to 4,000m², five storey academic building at the University of Bedfordshire. The new building designed by architects RMJM, provides state-of-the-art teaching space, conference, IT and recreational facilities.

The highly sustainable build includes 300m² high efficiency mono-crystalline photovoltaics mounted at an incline of 10° on the plant room roof and 2 heat pumps providing 263kW of heating and 228kW of cooling, served by a ground source borehole system. These technologies offset in excess of 20% of the carbon emissions of the building.

Welwood Special Projects specified a K2 Solar PV Module System to be installed on to a Soprema UK ‘Flag’ single ply roofing membrane. Consultation with Soprema UK followed by compatibility / weld-strength testing resulted in a positive approval for EJObar.

Approved Soprema UK membrane installers hot welded the 3 metre EJObars into position, creating a penetrative-free fixing base on which to install the K2 system. The contractors have also utilised the EJObars with great effect, as a carrier system for mechanical and electrical ancillaries such as electrical cable trays and pipework.

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EJOT® - The Quality Connection - This statement captures the Group's ethos. On one hand, it reflects the uncompromising efforts made to achieve the highest possible levels of product quality. On the other hand, it underlines that, technical standards aside, the human aspect both inside and outside the company are just as important. Just one reason they call EJOT® the quality connection.