Zero Carbon

 

Click through the tabs below for more info on how our decarbonisation work impacts life at Wolfson. 

Updated  Monday 23rd January 2023

Heating System

College Heating:

  • Now that we have designed and implemented some changes to the new system to increase the temperatures in our buildings you may note that rooms can become over-heated, if this happens please feel free to adjust the thermostatic radiator valve (video guide  https://youtu.be/rijd-iXJZ48) to bring the levels back to a comfortable point.
  • Project consultants and engineers are continuing their works on refining the system over the coming weeks when we are expecting another short cold spell; residents will hear more on this in due course if it affects them.
  • If any of you do experience temperatures in your rooms that are lower than expected then please complete an online Maintenance request and the team will attend as soon as they can.
  • There are a few tips that we would encourage residents to try prior to adjusting the radiator valve in their room:
  • Add some extra layers of clothing
  • Ensure that radiators are free from obstructions
  • Close doors
  • Close windows
  • If fresh air is required in your room use the trickle vents on the window frames (see video guide https://youtu.be/rijd-iXJZ48)

Electricity 

What we've done

  • The electric car charging points in the West Car Park are now live, and payment is made via this app
    • Now that popularity of the EV Chargers is increasing can you please remember to move your car once it has been fully charged to free up the bays for others.
    • We have been aware that some users of the chargers may well benefit from a refresh of the process for charging; please see below:
      • Ensure green flap at the side of the charge point is secured down
      • Plug cable into vehicle (but not into charge point)
      • Open Clenergy EV App (Log in or check out as Guest)
      • Scan QR code on charge point with app or enter station ID
      • Select connector - please ensure you are using the right connector: Connector 1 is on the right hand side, connector 2 is on the left hand side
      • Select payment method (Card - Pay as You Go or Clenergy Credit)
      • Green button above connector will flash green. Press button
      • Rectangular light above connector will start rapidly flashing green
      • Open flap and plug vehicle into charge point firmly
      • Button will turn solid green and rectangular light will slowly flash green to indicate charging has started.

Key dates

  • The South Car Park remains closed until mid 2023 whilst the work is carried out

Updated  Monday 23rd January 2023 

B-Block Roof:

  • We are now entering the final phase of the B-Block re-roofing project, with the last section being stripped and waterproofed over the coming weeks and the new windows being fitted to the remaining 2 penthouse apartments will be completed by mid-February.
  • There is a new programme at the link here – showing all noisy works complete on schedule early February and a few finishing tasks now completing early March, on account of the extreme weather before Christmas. Scaffolding will to come down over the coming weeks.
  • The remaining Penthouse windows are due to be completed on schedule towards the end of January and those residents affected will be advised soon, if they haven’t already.

What we've done

 

Updated Monday 23rd January 2023   

Watch this space for more information.

 

Updated Monday 23rd January 2023

Please see Family Courtyard | Wolfson College, Oxford for current work information affecting F, G & H Block. 

Updated Monday 23rd January 2023  

Watch this space for new information

Updated Monday 23rd January 2023 

Heating & Hot Water

What we've done

  • The removal of the old gas boilers and upgrading radiators and pipework has been completed and Robin Gandy has now been connected to the main heat pump system for the College main site.

 

Updated Monday 23rd January 2023     

Decarbonisation and the Annex:

  • This phase of our decarbonisation project is now drawing to a close, there is some work left to complete in 20 Garford Road, the Annex and 16 Chadlington Road – you will have noticed the very welcome change in external appearance to our beloved Annex building.
  • We have now started the process of refurbishing the kitchens and common spaces throughout, it will be a completely transformed space in a few months.

Linton Road is complete for now; watch this space for possible future works into 2023. 

14 Chadlington Road has been completed.