Hart’s Hotel & Kitchen, Nottingham was built as a sustainable hotel, designed to respect the environment and the area where we are located. We have highlighted below a number of considerations that were taken when designing the hotel.
The hotel was designed with a narrow plan building to ensure it can be easily ventilated without air conditioning.
The exterior of the hotel is finished in an insulating render system for improved thermal performance and to help reduce carbon emissions.
The walls are made from 215 heavy masonry blockwork with an external insulation system on the outside. This is very important because it means that the mass of the walls (which is substantial) is available to slow the temperature change within the building. This means the building will stay cooler for longer when it is hot outside and the structure will store heat in the winter when it is cold outside.
The hotel roof is stainless steel which is a green material and its longevity makes it a sustainable product.
We have minimum powered extract in the bathrooms as the design of the hotel maximises the number of bathrooms with windows.
The windows in most cases face east or west and are shaded from the south by other parts of the building or by setting them in deep reveals.
The floor to ceiling windows and louvers were designed to maximise natural daylight and give variable ventilation to all the rooms. The louver system allows cool air into the rooms at night without the risk of intruders and/or insects etc. This helps take away any heat absorbed by the structure in the daytime during the summer.