About this building

School Of Slavonic And East European Studies (SSEES)

The building was designed as a new consolidated home for the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). The school was previously housed in various buildings within the University of London, but became part of University College London in 1999. The building accommodates the SSEES Library, as well as academic and research facilities for the four departments that make up the School. The building has a hybrid environmental strategy, naturally ventilated all year and passively cooled through the summer months, but engaging downdraught cooling via a central light-well through periods of summer peak temperatures. The London 'heat island effect' shows the city centre to be warming but the SSEES project demonstrates that it is possible to configure a low energy strategy in a city centre at these latitudes. This is the first known application of this low energy environmental strategy in a city centre in the world. The strategy has been exhaustively modelled and tested at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development at De Montfort University, Leicester, and the BP Institute for Multiphase Flow at Cambridge University.

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Building Stats

  • Year Built2005

  • Number of floors7

  • Total usable floor area3960.6 m2

  • Heating TypeHeat network

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Display Energy Certificate

Since 9 January 2013 public buildings in the UK over 500m2 have been required to display a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) prominently at all times. Display Energy Certificates were introduced by the Government in response to the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which all EU member states were required to implement by January 2009.

DECs are designed to promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings. They are based upon the actual energy performance of a building and increase transparency about the energy efficiency of public buildings. DECs use a scale from A to G with A being the most efficient and G the least. The Display Energy Certificate for School Of Slavonic And East European Studies (SSEES) is available here or by clicking the plaque on the right.

Display Energy Certificate Rating D