I made my first visit to Ningbo, and to China, in early June with a view to understanding the challenges and opportunities to achieve a sustainable campus. Of course, there are different challenges in China – but exciting ones. For a start, the climate in Ningbo is one of extremes. It’s not unusual for temperatures to dip well below freezing in the winter months but to peak some way over 40 degrees celsius in the summer. That in itself makes it more difficult to achieve a comfortable working environment and means we’re designing buildings that cope well in the cold and extreme heat.
You can read more at: Sustainable Nottingham » Towards a Sustainable Ningbo.