Oxford United set to submit application for electric-only stadium complex

Oxford United Football Club has announced plans to build the first stadium in the country powered solely by electricity.
The development would use air source heat pumps as the its primary heat source, with an estimated 80% reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to gas boilers, and use power generated from 3000m² of solar panels on the roof. Modern building fabric design and heat recovery solutions would also be used to maximise thermal efficiency.
The stadium would also include drainage systems, rain storage and recycling solutions to re-use rainwater.
A fully automated Building Energy Management System will be employed to monitor, control and report energy use, to ensure optimal operation across all seasons and long-term minimisation of energy consumption.
The plans for the stadium include a 180-bed hotel, restaurant, conference centre, health & wellbeing space, gym and a community plaza. The club is currently preparing to submit its full planning application.

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